Bren has asked us to play with effects to create softness in our images. Rather than use software effects, I have used images where the subject has either deliberately or accidentally rendered out of focus (these days I am less good at ensuring I get sharp images)….and I think it creates a soft look.
Here’s one I took the other day, well out of focus, but a recognisable subject:
Here’s an artist I have shown before:
Now for slow shutter speed to give a soft, dreamy?, look to the landscape as we were passing by:
And now I shall show an image that I had a go at softening in software, reducing sharpness and lowering saturation in an attempt to create a bit of a dreamy feel (not altogether successfully)-
Linked to Lens artists photo challenge at Bren’s here
I like all of them but the last one best – not because of soft or not but because of the composition. It’s beautiful. BTW: The Cosmic Photo Challenge has a related prompt for coming Monday, it’s “blurry”.
That last one was probably my favourite one from a trip toRomania a decade and a half ago
Love the artist. It is so softly focused, but instantly recognisable.
You’ve been having fun 🙂
Ah yes, know that feeling well
Like Elke, I’m going for your last shot, which must be good at provoking lots of memories.
It most certainly does provoke memories …😊😊
Love your examples, and you know I love the Romanian image – from times gone by. It is dreamy from the beginning, and now even dreamier.
Yay, thanks, A c!
They all worked well, Sue. I find I have to rely too heavily on the camera’s autofocus now, with variable (and often disappointing) results. But my eyes are no longer very good, so I have little choice.
Best wishes, Pete.
My problem is cold weather and gloves…I don’t find the shutter button well….
I think the last one definitely is dreamlike, and a bit other worldly.
It was like going back 200 years…..
A different approach, Sue. Something different is always appreciated.
That’s very true, good to challenge the leetle grey cells….
I just love the second one – the artist. Am I permitted to try your idea? It fascinates me.
Oh, please do!