Thoughts behind this blurred image…

20160315-IMG_4243 2016 Spring Break WM

Ever since I learned photography, I have always been taught to get the images as sharped as I can.  The best images presented by the best photographers are always very sharped.  So over the time, improving this skill has always been my top priority.  Today I would like to present to you an image that’s captured by a technique that normally general publics do not approve because it might appear as an error or a technical issue.  It is not just the foreground or the background being blurred, the entire photo is blurred.

This image was captured with intentionally blurred (AKA OOF = out of focus), it’s a technique that I have watched and learned through the photos captured by Shannon Kathleen Photography.  I have been following her for awhile and all of her intentional blurred photos have a fun inspirational story behind it.  The more I read about these blurred photographs, the more I was intrigued by this technique.  This photo was taken a few weeks back when I was standing from a far observing the kiddos running around and played at the pond.  In my mind, I wanted this image to be in my brain forever and ever.  I immediately thought of Shannon and her intentionally blurred technique.  Although in real life, everything is sharp and nice, but I wanted this photo to be blurred representing what I saw as a memory, a beautiful memory  of my precious little ones with some mysterious sensation.  It was what my mind experienced at the time the frame was taken.  I felt so excited to be able to put this image into a photograph, a memory that only I can understand and belongs to just only me.

Today, I’m excited to find out that this photo was featured at Reflections – Capturing Life in ART – photography/forum.

Thank you so much for the feature.

 

Happy Birthday to my mother.

Today is my mother’s birthday, it’ll be her last year to be 70s.  She lost her mother at 7 years old, then her father to the Communist at 17 when he was captured and imprisoned during 1954 when the North and South Vietnam was split into two.  She immigrated into the South along with her siblings and ended up bouncing around until she met my father.  As a special force soldier during war time, my father was often away from home so she took care of all of us.  By the time I came along (the youngest), my older siblings were old enough to take care of me; therefore my mother spent most of her time working in trading.  She taught me how to work hard, no matter what always dress like a million bucks, be strong, be patient and be honest in all situation.  Up until this day, I have these values instilled in me in all the paths that I have taken through life.  She took care of us since the day we were born and still does because taking care of us is all she knows and does best.  I love her to the moon and back.

We celebrated her birthday on Easter Sunday since my brother and his family were in town.  Although my mother doesn’t have any desire for entertainments, she’s always eager be part of the fun in all occasion.  The grandkids suggested that we do a fun photoshoot instead of traditional posed ones.  I’m always ready for the challenge of course.  Here’s what we ended up doing, enjoy!!!

 

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