23.1.13

focus

My lens stopped focusing just after Christmas. It had been temperamental for a while, and I had been struggling along with it until it finally packed it in - just a few days shy of the warranty expiration (phew!).

I'm glad that it happened though - it was an unexpected but very welcome reminder that life can be just as beautiful - perhaps even more so - when your focus goes by the wayside.

Somehow, in losing all the sharp details... I found a little clarity.

P.S - Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes for our girl x


24 comments :

  1. It can be good to let go of focus. Your beautiful photos are a great reminder of that.

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  2. What divine timing with that warranty.
    Thanks for the timely reminder.
    xo

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  3. From what I can make of your kitchen, it seems gorgeous! PS- this is totally me without my glasses in the morning ;) A beautiful haze, and a lovely reminder. Glad you made the warranty cut-off date, too! Phew! x

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  4. Sometimes a little softness is a welcome relief after all of the sharpness in the world. No matter what your lens is doing you still make the most beautiful images.

    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. gorgeous. And Claire, thanks for the blog comments - oh yeah, I hear you on the hands down the top. 5 months since weaning and it hasn't stopped here yet! xx

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  6. Although out of focus these images are quite beautiful!

    xo
    cortnie

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  7. Sorry to hear about your camera but, I'm glad to hear you still have the warranty : )

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  8. Sometimes the hazy days really are the most illuminating. Yay for still being under warranty. Wishing you beautiful days :) x

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  9. Even though these images are out of focus, they are quite beautiful!

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  10. even in the blurr they are full of gorgeousness to enjoy! xx

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  11. These are beautiful images, I especially love the Christmas wreath. It's lovely. Happy days to you x

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  12. So true, as I was scrolling down (before getting to the words) I was thinking, these images are lovely! xx

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  13. Dreamy. And I love your perspective - so, so true. Belinda x

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  14. the pics are great though!

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  15. Love your last sentence. So much truth in those words. On another note, I've been shooting out of focus intentionally quite a bit lately. Something about winter and blurry going hand-in-hand!

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  16. Oh Claire...you're just the coolest :)

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  17. As a hard-core wearer of goggly glasses, I kinda disagree. I'd love for my world to be in good focus ALL of the time. If I could just work up the courage to have that dastardly laser surgery... x

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  18. so beautiful, Claire. What's the Japanese art of the blurry photo? I'm blanking on the name, but I sure see the charm of it!

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  19. that is hilarious Claire, love the post. My lens, 50mm 1.4 also stopped focusing, just going off into infinity, we googled it and found that sometimes these lenses can get bumped and the rings inside bend, Scott (my husband) managed to take it apart and fix it and now it is working, saved the $200-300 + that I would have had to have paid if I sent it back to canon. Let me know if you need any more info. xx

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    1. oops just re read and realised that you were still in warranty, oh well good to know, in case it ever (which it won't) happens again.

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  20. Love this post and I think the photographs are wonderful.

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  21. Not in focus but oh so beautiful! Loving the shots!
    Kristina x

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