Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus (1)

For this challenge, get out there and take a picture demonstrating the concept of focus. Depending on your skill level or type of camera, tinker with the manual settings, use the auto focus feature, or play around with an app. Some ideas:

  • Snap a photo of something or someone in focus, against a blurred background.
  • Share a panorama or landscape in sharp focus, in which you can see details far away.
  • Use a camera app to force focus (or blur) in an experimental way.
  • Take multiple photos of the same scene or subject using different aperture settings and publishing the results.


Last night a heavy rain storm beat down on Bolognano.ย  Storms have a special fascination for me, and my problem, is: how do I convey that wonderful sensation of wind and rain.ย  I decided (serendipitously I might add) that the trick might be in the focusing.ย  Here are some of the photos I took yesterday evening.

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Rain Storm

focusing on rain
summer storm fascinating
unplug the modem!

Have a nice day, and before you go, have a look at some of the other contributions!


18 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus (1)

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  2. It’s so hard to get good shots of rain – but you have manage very well. That color shot (rain storm) is brilliant. Thanks for “plingbacking” me.

      • You and your camera are a great team – I’m dreaming about a Hasselblad even if it would be wasted on me. *smile – all down to the lottery tonight. Have a great weekend.

      • I’m sure you’re exagerating dear Viveka…loved what you did for this week’s challenge! And here’s crossed fingers for your lottery and a Hasselblad!

      • No, I’m not …you always provide great photos for the challenge – and in my eyes you do a great job.
        I had a big camera before – that is eating film – but I got so tired of have a full bag of lenses, so my little Canon is just perfect. It goes with me where ever I go – even to the supermarket.
        Hasselblad or not – my camera and I understand each other well.
        We also need a lot of luck in our cameras – just with my photo. 50% luck that I got it right – otherwise the moment would be gone for good.

      • Know what you mean there about the film eaters, I’ve got a Canon, but what a bother and the cost! I actually love my Olympus and it has lots of googaws, plus there’s alway the app, the only drawbacks are night photos and rain, now I think I’ve figured out rain…i alwo have my camera with me at all times, plus my phone (just a Nokia nothing fancy), which sometimes gets some pretty cool effects ๐Ÿ™‚ …and thanks for the lovely compliments by the way.

      • My first real camera was an Olympus too – toke great shots – now about 20 years ago, but I was dreaming of a good Canon – that I bought on Tax Free.
        Now all my expensive and fancy lenses are not in use and even if I buy a new big the lenses will not fit. At least that is what I have heard.
        My phone is a Nokia 6310i – nearly 20 years old too. It only rings and I love it. Get stressed by the new smartphone.
        It’s always a pleasure to check your entries for the challenge – you always provide great entry.

      • My phone died last summer and had to get a new on it’s a Nokia 202 I think, don’t use most of the gadgets, but it does have a nice little camera which has come in handy once or twice. Wouldn’t spend so much money on a phone (Smart phones and iPhones etc) may be handy, but I’ve got my “puters” and my phone is telephone stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Thanks again! Must admit, I hadn’t seen much of your post as I wasn’t following until today (blush) but what I have seen I’ve really enjoyed!

      • Thanks you so much for your โ€œfollowingโ€ and your kind words โ€“ as I said in my challenge post โ€“ my world is all over the place, not only about great and bad photos, it was supposed to be a cookery blog, but ended up to me just like me โ€“ a bit of everything.

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