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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Focus

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~ For this weeks challenge I chose a photograph that I just randomly snapped johnny~ on~ the~ spot just this past weekend . After downloading the images to my laptop, to my sadness I realized I hadn’t captured the black cat as in focus as I would have liked. Boo-hiss.  It’s not like you can say” hey kitty, can you just run across the path for me one more time? Please? I need to get you in focus….” YUP> NO….not happening… oh but I really would have loved to  have those amber eyes in focus… in the end though it is what it is…..

Flip side? I have sort of warmed up to the image.

I like the mauzy, obscure essence of how it is all out of focus.  I like that the curving path is a gentle reminder of a fresh new  season rounding the corner.

The black cats’ posture is foretelling, as are the shades of burnt caramel, black and  saddle tans . It brings to mind how Fall is creeping in from the sidelines hazy~ like and foggy without us even really realizing it yet.  I know, it’s a ball buster that summer is ending but it really is how you ‘think’ about it that counts.

Think about it. We get cozy sweater weather. We get crunchy autumn leaves under foot and cool crisp blue sky days. Sweet and juicy apples that don’t taste like the grocers walk in fridge and round orange pumpkins to decorate our doorsteps.

We get back a proper routine. We get our second January, meaning another chance at a clean slate. Start up a new fitness program, maybe a fresh start at cleaner eating, whatever it is, I am going to jump at the chance. I personally will try to balance my awesome undomestic servitude life and purge the house of unloveables.  You know, outgrown clothes, books that have been read, the piles of magazines beside chairs and beds. I pledge to bake for the kids, get out once a day to stretch my old  bones and get my heart beating faster and happier.

It is good. It is all coming in to focus now. Bring it!

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16 replies »

  1. I agree. Sometimes a great picture is great because it isn’t perfectly in focus. Sometimes when a picture is striking, it’s just striking, “rules” of photography be darned!

  2. beauty shots!!! um don’t get me wrong I love fall and all but not yet! I still want to strut around in my bikini drinking beer in the hot sun!

  3. What a wonderful post, and how well you intertwine the images and text…true, Fall is a fresh start. And the focus DID turn out to be interesting on the cat photo – so often those random shots work in a way we don’t expect, right?

  4. Ah.. your poetic heart touches mine every time. I too (quickly.. immediately!?) warmed to this shot, for the slightly soft edges and the pose of that gorgeous black cat call of autumn, and halloween, and the curving path leading us into the coming season with the freshness of frost and the crunchiness of crisp leaves underfoot. There are things I adore about every Canadian season, and just today (before coming here to catch up at your beloved blog) I was thinking about all that I love about Fall. Thank you for this lovely post, which to me certainly celebrates what is coming on that curving path.
    Love to you, dear heart! xo Gina

    • I have to say I get really happy when I see you have commented. Your words are so warm and complimentary I get a goofy grin all over my face. Thank you for being one of my blogger bff’s. I missed you for a while , it seems you disappeared for a bit.Glad you are back. Happy hugs and love back. xo Kim

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