Focus is an essential part of photography, you might say – along with the use of light. Sometimes a blurred focus can be just as interesting as a sharp one, so in these few photos I have included a mix of the two. In the blurry ones, there is often movement.
The Dance Theater of Harlem visited Jamaica some years ago. The lighting made some images sharp. This was a nice silhouette.
Here’s the same two dancers, with a whisp of something… movement.
I’m not always very satisfied with my closeups, but here’s a lovely butterfly in a North Cornwall hedge on a country lane in the UK.
And honeysuckle flowers.
Here’s a picture I took with my phone in Kingston Harbour, which came out blurred and has the feel of an old photograph.
It’s not only cameras that focus. Here participants in the BirdSleuth children’s camp at Kingston’s Hope Zoo two years ago, training their binoculars, before the BirdsCaribbean conference.