Standing in the waiting area of the ferry terminal, just enjoying the scenery.
Prompt: “Soft Focus”
This picture was taken as part of a set that I posted last year, but didn’t use as it didn’t really fit with the others. The slight blurriness as the camera struggled to deal with the direct sunlight gave it an almost natural “soft focus” without fiddling with settings or doing any post shot special effects. I’m happy that I finally got a chance to use it.
This picture is kind of a catalogue of errors and I always wondered if/when I’d ever be able to use it.
It does demonstrate some of the difficulties of taking selfies. It was taken at mid-summer last year. Believe it or not, there was actuially a fair bit of light still in the sky as in that part of the North of Scotland, the sun barely sinks below the horizon. It’s not “midnight sun” by any means, but it is very definitely twilight. Anyway, over setting the flash means like it looks like it was taken in pitch blackness when it wasnt. Also, despite having first framed it and carefully working out where I’d need to stand to get me and the stone fully in the frame, I somehow managed to adjust the zoom while setting the timer.
If it could go wrong, it did. I have, however alwats quite liked the photo, and I’m so glad Molly finally gave me an excuse to use it.
Soaking up some October sunshine on my favourite Greek beach.
Cheeky Minx says: “This shot captures a masculinity that is an irresistible temptation – bare, free and kissed by the Mediterranean sun and sea. Add to this the textural interplay between skin and sand, the cool ocean and the flare of the heat, and you have the perfect remembrance of the most ideal of nature’s seasons.”