Daily Archives: May 4, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme is “unfocused”. I take lots of out-of-focus pictures – the challenge was finding one that was appropriately blurred. But here we are –

This statue (it’s in Athens, somewhere near the Canadian embassy – before I cropped the photo, there was a Canadian flag flying in the upper left corner) really is out of focus; it was taken hastily through the window of a moving vehicle. But it’s also meant to look out of focus. The statue is made up of plates of metal (? I think), unevenly overlapped to give a “motion blur” look.

Socrates might have disliked it, but to today’s eyes it’s effective.

And now let’s see if I can get it posted before the current thunderstorm sends me a power failure.