Analog Monday #6 - Defocus one more time

by Piotr Matura August. 26, 2019 166 views

I posted out of focus photo in my last Analog Monday entry. That photo was a bit of accident - result of autofocus getting lost in my camera. Since then I tried to make a similar photo, but this time deliberately aiming for making it "out of focus". Here is what I got:

It is interior of Klosterstrasse metro station in Berlin. It is and old metro station located in former Eastern Berlin, nearby Old Stadthaus and few hundred meters from Alexanderplatz.

I was here on Sunday, when there were really not much people around - and I was lucky to get a short moment when no one was walking in or out.

I captured this with my analog Minolta Dynax 4 on Fujifilm c200.

What do you think? ;)

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Berckmans Peter 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Not really my cup of tea. But I also have photos like that. Maybe you need people in it. For me there is something missing.

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Piotr Matura Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment, Peter, your insight is valuable for me. I wanted this photo to be concious excercise on the topic of using defocusing to achieve sort of "artistic" effect. And at the same time - trying something a bit different, because this kind of photos is not really something I usually do or prefer.
As much as I like the result, I agree with you, that there could be more to this photo, if it had some kind of focal point - maybe someone lit by the lamps or wearing bright clothes. One more reason to get out of comfort zone and actively try to capture people more (which I already try to do).
Thanks again for stopping by! smile

2 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Piotr Matura 2 months, 3 weeks ago

keep on shooting

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Björn Roose 2 months, 3 weeks ago

It's definitely out of focus, but I like the general atmosphere of the photo smile

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Piotr Matura Replied to Björn Roose 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Wow, that is one fast comment! Thanks for stopping by, Björn smile This time I wanted it to be out of focus - I'm glad you like it wink

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