• If this was in focus that would have been cool. - geoff.greene
  • ha ha. I know. I was irritated about that too.
  • What I call a line of focus... - gilmarcil
  • Got it. I thought you meant a line inside of the this area. Instead you meant the line of focus itself. Yes, very narrow. I shot it wide open to shift focus away from the people. That was my "push". Anyway, glad you (mostly) liked it.
  • great. You can tell it was bumped but still great. Makes an interesting point of contrast. - silatjunkie
  • a bit, true, but not as much as you'd think; the umbrella was very red

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Get Pushed: enveehaze gave me the following rolling challenge:

Hi Jonathan - I enjoyed looking thru your photos. You have some lovely images. I noticed you seem to focus on people. For your challenge, I would like you to focus on the inanimate instead. Please do a macro. Focus on the ordinary details of an object that make it extraordinary. I hope this is a fun and inspiring challenge for you! I look forward to seeing the result.

I've had similar challenges a few times now, some version of - take an abstract, closeup, no people shot - and it always gives me trouble. That's a good thing of course; it pushes me out of my comfort zone. So here is my attempt - I cheated a little but I also wouldn't have taken it this way without the push. So, as always, a learning experience.

For anybody interested, the challenge came from a Flickr group called Get Pushed, which you can find here: www.flickr.com/groups/getpushed/

Domenico Mascagna (@memmettovich), and 1362 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Paddu Rao 61 months ago | reply

    Nice work of photography !

  2. Alla Sokolova 61 months ago | reply

    mysteriously beautiful. Bravo!

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  4. mammoth toys [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

    Beautifully done!

  5. Daniel7575 59 months ago | reply


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  7. Jacquard76 58 months ago | reply

    Really a masterpiece!

  8. duncanfotos 58 months ago | reply

    terrific shot!

  9. Marianne AC 55 months ago | reply

    Great composition and colors!

  10. Janne-C 52 months ago | reply

    I can look at this photo for hours... It really gives me this rainy Sunday-feeling

  11. thatgirl_golightly 39 months ago | reply

    Relaxing feeling comes over me and I can almost smell that fresh wonderful smell of rain. Wonderful pic as well.

  12. Mila Kon 30 months ago | reply

    Please consider adding this photo to Rain, wonderful rain…

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