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photoblog image a little bit of softness can't hurt now and then

a little bit of softness can't hurt now and then

The man in my life does not like the "softness" in many of my pictures.
In fact, he dislikes this one very much. 
But, in his defense, we had a great time in Seattle.  A wonderful time.
And everyone is entitled to their opinion.

But I still say Bravo! to those who don't mind a little softness in pictures.  This one's for you.
The world sometimes looks better through blurry eyes.  And I could have straightened this one out more, but...oh well.

a little bit of softness can't hurt now and then

The man in my life does not like the "softness" in many of my pictures.
In fact, he dislikes this one very much. 
But, in his defense, we had a great time in Seattle.  A wonderful time.
And everyone is entitled to their opinion.

But I still say Bravo! to those who don't mind a little softness in pictures.  This one's for you.
The world sometimes looks better through blurry eyes.  And I could have straightened this one out more, but...oh well.

comments (13)

  • Red Pen
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2008, 00:22
Indeed, a little softness can be a very good thing. This is a great panoramic cityscape.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2008, 01:03
I'm with you. Softness is good!! Great panorama!!! And - I do love the soft edges.
  • heather
  • oregonia
  • 23 Jul 2008, 01:35
i like that you have a look and stick to it -- your own little kay trademark -- kinda nice. it's nice to see seattle, i really want to go again sometime.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2008, 02:21
Hey, I know where you took that! A soft skyline is a refreshing take on this.
the softness does give it a vintage feel

recognized that monument far left immediately

i wonder if any other cities in the world have replicas like they do of many monuments such as the eifel tower and statue of liberty
Great architecture, a dream for photographers.
Kay: Thank you, Florence! :=)
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 23 Jul 2008, 06:45
Kay I am a fan of clear and crisp,but soft is ok sometimes.
Kay: Vintage, I think clear and crisp and vivid would have been better on this one. I may repost it later. Thank you!
I love soft pictures. I often add a blurred layer to my pictures. Some people want everything pin sharp. There is room for all!
Kay: Thank you, Bill. Both have their merits, right?
  • Aussie
  • Still Waiting
  • 23 Jul 2008, 08:31
It would be soooo boring if we all liked the same thing. I like the Kay softness and the letterbox crop really suits this image.
Kay: Thank you so much, Aussie!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Jul 2008, 10:28
I think it depends on the image - I like softness sometimes but like all things, in moderation. Somehow, I don't think it suits this subject matter - a hard edged city. I prefer your dreamy landscape images.
Ingrid
Kay: You are right, Ingrid. I liked this shot for about 30 minutes after I posted it. Then after playing around with other images, decided that it didn't work. Thank you for being honest. I value your opinions!
Love the wide angle view. Haven't been to Seattle in years. Great picture of the skyline, really a nice job.
Kay: Hi John. Glad you like the shot. Trust me, it wasn't smoggy. smile
Especially with you skilled touch. Wonderful skyline shot. (:o)
Kay: Thank you, Roz!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Jul 2008, 22:48
You know I like the Kay look and have been surprised in the past about the applications for which it does work.

In this case it makes the city look smoggy. But then, I don't know Seattle, it may well be a smoggy place in anyway.

Nice panorama view.
Kay: Hi Louis, you're right. This does not hold the Kay look too well. I think my building shots will have to have another kind of look! Seattle is clean and has blue skies (when it's not cloudy). At least it did the day I was there! Thanks for your comment.

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