|whew! I realize that I must still be in Louisiana. There's the familiar aluminum bateau. At least those couyans are wearing their LSU hoodies. :) They might be asking themselves, "What's dat lady couyan doin' over dere wit dat camera, Cher ?!"|
|I focused on the upper / center rain droplet and branch. Do you see a jogger or a house or lamp post in the background?|
A second after I took this shot, I snapped the pic below...
|..I focused through the skinny branches and rain droplets to see the lone jogger. |
note: Isn't it amazing how the droplets and branches almost disappear? I am standing in the exact same spot with my camera pointed into the exact same spot with the exact same focal length as the rain droplet picture above. What changed? My focus. With my 70-300mm lens racked out at 300mm, I allowed my focus point to train in on the jogger in the distant background instead of the tree branch or rain drops. When it locked focus on the jogger, the foreground almost blurred away. This creates a mysterious impression because the viewer instinctively knows that they are seeing through something but can not clearly identify.
Do you think that is neat? I do.
It is a great technique. You can try shooting through leaves to get a mystical looking impression of a flower or garden statue. I think if you try it, you will be impressed with yourself! :)
Being impressed with yourself is good, right?