Beyond Beyond 22

We were challenged in this lesson to go outside and shoot some photos with blurry backgrounds. This type of photo is what got me to purchase a DSLR in the first place.  I had tried and tried to do this with my little Canon Powershot- but to no avail.  After I had my DSLR a couple months, I bought a 35mm 1.8 lens, and then EVERYTHING had a blurry background! It is still my favorite way to shoot.

Here are a couple shots from my backyard yesterday afternoon. The lavender photo has Kim Klassen’s sybil texture added.

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11 responses

  1. beautiful, beautiful and beautiful – I don’t know what else to say!

    June 27, 2013 at 5:37 am

  2. Susan

    Beautiful! Finally have flowers in the garden but the bunnies eat them right away. I can’t win this year!!!

    June 27, 2013 at 5:39 am

  3. I love them both – great job!

    June 27, 2013 at 11:22 pm

  4. The blurred background is one of my favorite things of a dslr too! 🙂 Your lavender is gorgeous, and white petunias are always pretty. Love both of these.

    June 28, 2013 at 3:43 am

  5. Great shots, I agree, the DSLR is the way to go! My fav is the lavender!

    June 28, 2013 at 3:58 am

  6. DOF is such fun and one of the reasons I love my camera also. We all seem to search to get that focus with the blur.

    June 28, 2013 at 6:30 am

  7. Love that pop of red petunia.

    June 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm

  8. For the love of lavender. Beautiful captures.

    June 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

  9. Beth Huffaker

    Very nice! I love the contrast of colors in the lavender shot!

    June 30, 2013 at 5:09 pm

  10. So pretty! Indeed, that lens opens up a whole new world!

    July 2, 2013 at 10:46 am

  11. Gail O

    Gorgeous! Flowers are perfect for this focus and blur assignment:)

    July 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm

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