"Sharpness is a bourgeois concept"
Old 01-03-2016   #1
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"Sharpness is a bourgeois concept"

I thought it would be fun to see folks' favorite not particularly sharp focused shots - where the content overrides the lack of technical perfection.

A couple of mine...

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Old 01-03-2016   #2
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I don't think my photos are ever "sharp".
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right between the two
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Old 01-03-2016   #19
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There's a fine line between when something looks 'evocatively unsharp' and when it looks like 'a mistake'/technical incompetence. Lots of positive examples here.

I do tend to have a firm expectation of what i want an image to be as I snap it, and I probably discard/disregard my own images when I don't get that expected result. This thread is good for teaching us to keep our minds open to 'the failures.'
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Old 01-03-2016   #20
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Being deep in a low-fi mood I couldn't escape from this thread...
Here a portrait of my wife in the kitchen taken with a Polaroid SX70

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Steps to shooting a manual focus Polaroid early in the morning:

1. Drink coffee
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I forgot step 1, which made me forget step 2. Oh well, happy accident!
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