The theme of today’s challenge is FOCUS. We all want our images to be tack sharp and in focus, but there are situations when we prefer to have some parts of the image in blur i.e. out of focus to better isolate the subject we want to focus on (pun intended).  This technique is called selective focus and this is what I did in the image bellow. I focused on a single, though repetitive, element that goes on through most of the frame and seems to repeat itself in unfocused specular highlights in the background. The image shows an iconic view of the capital city of Slovenia, and I thought it would be neat to give just a hint of it.

Selective focusing is particularly interesting in macro photography, portraiture and in images with repetitive patterns and it makes photography more creative.  Now it is up to you…. whether you choose to have all the elements in your photo in focus, or to apply a selective focus or even an alternative approach to the theme like capturing a focused person or animal, I very much look forward to seeing your entries. Have a great Thursday!


©Paula Borkovic

To join the challenge:

  • Make a photo post post on today’s theme, before next Thursday.

  • Link to this challenge post, and tag your post #thursdaysspecial

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    • Thank you, dear Lisa. It feels so good to have a positive feedback, cause I invest some time and effort to keep challenging you. Many thanks.

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  5. The 4th last photo in my most recent post, showing the line of statue faces close up at the Terrace of the Leper King is a match for your topic. I will link if that’s OK.

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  7. Just gorgeous, and the whole composition has such a festive air, and the point of focus leads you right into it. To use a made-up word I heard someone use – enjoyous – and with the made-up definition of ‘the facility to engender joy’ 🙂

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  12. I’m gonna participate this week again. I have something that may be suitable.
    Love your pic btw 🙂
    Hvae a nice weekend!


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