Each week, I will post a photograph as part of a challenge from the Daily Post – you are invited to participate. This week, the challenge is entitled, Out Of Focus!
Please show me your interpretation of the subject by adding a comment, with a link to your Website post, Facebook photo, Flickr image, etc.
This week, share a photo that represents focus to you. Are you a stickler for getting in close to your subjects and capturing every detail, or do you prefer a more ethereal look that illustrates the sensations of the moment? Or both? And remember, you don’t need a professional camera to consider focus. Using your phone camera can provide an even more interesting approach.
In/Out Of Focus:
For this weeks challenge, I opted to take a photo that was both in, and out of focus by using Tilt Shift to give a unique perspective, when looking down over St. Bees in West Cumbria.
Tilt–shift photography is a technique that can simulate a miniature scene. It works, by concentrating focus in the centre of the image, while adding a blur to the top and bottom. Additional saturation is added to emphasise the scene.
St Bees is a village, civil parish and electoral ward in the Copeland district of Cumbria on the Irish Sea coast just south of St Bees Head, the most westerly point of Northern England.
St Bees Head is the only Heritage Coast between Wales and Scotland which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and is the spectacular location of the largest seabird colony in north-west England. St Bees Lighthouse stands on the North Head.
Historically in Cumberland, St Bees is a popular holiday destination due the coastline and proximity to the Lake District, and in the village there is St Bees Priory, and the St Bees School site (the school is temporarily closed).
The Wainwright Coast to Coast Walk starts from the north end of St Bees Bay which is within easy walking distance of the main village centre.
The Coast to Coast walk, which was devised by Alfred Wainwright in 1973, is a 192-mile (309 km) unofficial and mostly unsignposted long-distance footpath in Northern England. The route passes through three contrasting National Parks: the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the North York Moors National Park.