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The Art of the Blur

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It was a return trip to a local antique store to photograph with the abstract photography group of which I am a member that caused me to think out side the box. Having photographed abstractly twice before in the same place, I was feeling a need for a new approach.

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So, using some of the principles of composition such as line, balance, perspective, pattern, symmetry, shape, color, texture, tone, form, space, and depth, I decided to dedicate the day to blur, intentionally photographing  all my subjects without focus.

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Those who understand photography only as a means of reporting or documenting may struggle with this experience.

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Rather, than describing, blurred photography expresses.

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My shift from documentation to emotion, from description to expression opened the faucet of my creativity flow for the day and turned what could have been a frustrating exercise into a playful, joyful one.

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Contributed by Sharon Brown Christopher