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Walking on water by Paul Todd

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A rainy day in Newtown on Erskineville Road(Australia). The woman was out of focus – my autofocus thought the raindrops more interesting – but I layered it with a texture shot of soap bubbles in my sink and this is the result.

I love rainy days!

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Born in London, grew up in Perth, Western Australia, now living in Sydney.
I have always loved photography but only started to take it as seriously as I now do around 2008.
Mostly, my pics are animals and urban scenes, but really I will make a photo of anything that I deem suitable; because, I love variety and making different images.

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  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 4 years ago

    Who minds?
    Out of focus…!!!
    I am the one that says…asses and beleive from what I am able to experience and from what scholats tell me that we do not really “see” but “interpret” the world…
    So…out of focus is just a way of limiting lines and shapes…for it is not the same for a fly, a cow, a rat, a dog, a butterfly, a bird….what does it mean for them…being…out of focus?
    Great experiment….Jeamn, a shower caught with running woman inside…the effect to get the real feeling of her and you..and the street and the goal has been fully achieved!!!!
    Rosa (love the foamy texture..adding sensuality…true!)

  • Thank you, Rosa!! The unlayered photo was a bit nothing, though. With the bubbles, however, it seemed that the photo gained a certain atmosphere…

    – Paul Todd

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 4 years ago

    Rainy days are great, I think I may go out in the rain later to find some out of focus shots too!

  • Ha – but it wasn’t intentional. I came upon this whilst looking through old photos and wondered if any texturing would make it interesting.

    – Paul Todd

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 4 years ago

    I don’t know, but out of focus has always been a good thing for me. It gives me lots to play with. Beautifully edited!!! Great composition!!!

  • Thanks, Greta! I think this shows that one should never discard a picture because this one came up rather well even though I never thought before that I could use it.

    – Paul Todd

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • You’re welcome!

    – Paul Todd

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderover 4 years ago

    I love OOF shots. Isnt it great when the camera tells you what it wants to focus on LOL. this is superb!

  • Ha! I didn’t think so at the time, but it gave me this to work on and I really like the result. I need to look through my pics for more out of focus shots, now. And thank you, Ric!

    – Paul Todd

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonover 4 years ago

    Great work!

  • Thanks, Duncan! It’s a personal favourite of mine!

    – Paul Todd

  • TimeSnatcher
    TimeSnatcherover 4 years ago

    Very cool! So creative!!!

  • Thank you, Maggie!

    – Paul Todd

  • Borror
    Borrorover 3 years ago

    Interesting effect , very well done .

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