Special Exposure Wednesday ~ SOOC Blur — 5 Minutes for Special Needs

Special Exposure Wednesday ~ SOOC Blur

by Melody


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Have you seen a precious face? Capture it in a photo and win our Special Exposure Model Search Photo Contest.

SOOC – straight out of camera, no editing – like life.

A moment happens. You plan and it may take place as laid out. But a moment happens, and it is what you have. No take-backs..no editing…no matter how desperately you want otherwise.

Sometimes in photography and life, you simply embrace the blur.

What are you embracing this week?

Melody can be found writing here at 5MFSN every Tuesday in addition to hosting Special Exposure Wednesday. She can also be found at Slurping Life and what i think…and occasionally on the edge of a cliff.

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1 Shannon August 20, 2008 at 12:08 am

What sweet words with your sweet picture! I tried to get some shots of Gabi for the photo contest, but it isn’t working out too well. I’ll send what I’ve got, and maybe you’ll get some better submissions! Or…. you can come here with your fantastic photography skills and capture it for me? (wink wink)

2 Nancy August 20, 2008 at 12:54 am

I put up a photo this week of my sweet baby as he was outside throwing rocks. He is so sweet and loving. I have entered a few into the contest and hope that we get chosen. He is the love of my life!!

Nancy Brown

3 Pam August 20, 2008 at 1:10 am

This week is all about how far Rhett has come in the last two years. We are finally at a point in our lives where we can breathe with all of his medical issues…..That is until his tethered cord surgery on the 28th, and then the winter season hits!!! 🙂

4 Alisha August 20, 2008 at 1:12 am

I agree, sometimes the blur makes it that much better. It’s a wonderful picture!

5 Michelle and Elliot August 20, 2008 at 6:41 am

You bet! That is perfect! My babes are taking a turn on the golf course this week. Elliot was in awe of just how soft the green was!

6 Debbie Yost August 20, 2008 at 7:19 am

I’ve been trying to get photo’s of peanut for the contest, but so far, she’s not cooperating. I love the profile shot. Such a sweet face.

7 Melissa August 20, 2008 at 7:28 am

What a beautiful photo (as always) He has such a lovely profile and looks very deep in thought. I wonder what he’s thinking?

8 Sandi August 20, 2008 at 7:38 am

Gorgeous photo!! I actually love the effect…gives it a soft, arty feel and really portrays the mood. You’d probably have to spend hours trying to achieve that same effect with a regular “sharp” photo in a photo editing program; which makes the fact it was SOOC that much sweeter!! 🙂

9 Karen August 20, 2008 at 9:05 am

Amazing Photo — even more amazing words!

10 Tanya August 20, 2008 at 9:18 am

Sometimes life is blurry. Lovely shot and lovely words 🙂

11 Christina August 20, 2008 at 9:34 am

We did some funky hair today!

12 Nicole August 20, 2008 at 9:42 am

Love it Melody! Great photo, great thoughts!

13 MomOf3(4ToB) August 20, 2008 at 9:55 am

What a very handsome young man!

14 Jenileigh August 20, 2008 at 9:59 am

Happy WW!

15 Doll Clothes Gal August 20, 2008 at 10:20 am

What a terrific shot – I love the way it is slightly out of focus. It absolutely adds mod.

16 Deborah August 20, 2008 at 10:29 am

I love your photos, Melody!!

17 killlashandra August 20, 2008 at 10:34 am

Yep, sometimes life is indeed blurry. Blurry is not always a bad thing either, sometimes the softness is exactly what we’re looking for.

18 Rachelle August 20, 2008 at 10:40 am

Great post. Love the picture. In our photo today, Joey is standing (barefoot which is rare) by the t.v. The back of his shirt reads Just Do It. One of these days, he will “Just Do It” and take those first steps!

19 Maddy August 20, 2008 at 11:32 am

If I say mine is blurry too would you be offended? I hope not. As you say, catching that second can sometimes be just as effective, unless I have my rose tinted bifocals on again.

20 gail August 20, 2008 at 12:03 pm

fun theme this week. and a good reminder to embrace it all.

21 Lori August 20, 2008 at 2:51 pm

What a moving picture and post. Thanks Melody.

22 NerdyMom August 20, 2008 at 10:26 pm

This is a perfect picture. It’s awesome when that picture is exactly what you wanted… even when you didn’t realize that was what you were going for.

23 Danette August 21, 2008 at 8:27 am

I love it! Love your comment about it too, so true.

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