Blurred But Not Gone

Here is my interpretation for the WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur. 

‘A throwaway shot, or purposefully unfocused? This week, find beauty in a blur.’

I made this picture while a boat ride trying to capture both the sun reflection on the water (with a start effect) and freeze the water. I didn’t succeed and ‘blurred’ it but never deleted the photo because the image of water in two forms, subject to different forces of nature (sun and wind), produced an abstract image, which made me think of life’s ethereal and yet sharp sides, contrasting and seemly opposing each other.

Those are the contrasts we may spend a lifetime trying to balance them out…

They exist, they are permanent. We, our lives, are transient. We follow our journeys.

We just need to navigate through them till we reach new destinations…and more clarity….until it all starts all over again. Blur.

Happy Sunday!

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Sharing my views and experiences with words and photos - taken with diverse angles - influenced by the multicultural countries I have lived and worked. I studied Psychology and have an MBA. After working for corporates, I became an entrepreneur and consultant. Cycling, hiking, windsurfing, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photographing, are no longer just hobbies listed in a resume.

32 thoughts on “Blurred But Not Gone

  1. You waited almost as long as I did to submit your entry, eh? It took me days to write a few words to go with my shots of blur. I love this image of water. I know it’s water, and yet it isn’t quite what you expect. I very rarely toss out bad photos…you never know what you’ll think of them next year. I still have not bought a smartphone!!

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    1. Yes I did because I had not an immediate idea on which blurry photo to use! I collect them too. Lol
      Thanks. Great to hear you liked it.
      Bummer. No smartphone yet?
      I’ll have to start a global campaign. Should I ask Angelina Jolie to come to the rescue?

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      1. You’re welcome! I felt the same way when I did Writing 201: Poetry, but I learned a lot, gained a little confidence, and have continued from time to time to post a short poem with some of my photos… You’ll do great and bore no one 🙂

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        1. I’m so relieved to hear that. I haven’t been writing a lot and at on,y day two it already feels overwhelming. I wonder how difficult it can get. But I’m so motivated and excited and this will get me through.
          Thanks for the support.

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          1. I know… the daily writing can feel really stressful. I think part of the difficulty for me stemmed from the fact that I don’t think of myself as a writer. I think I’ll eventually participate in another writing event because I feel it did stretch me a bit out of my comfort zone. One thing that helped me get through the poetry event was to keep it fun and give myself permission to be late with a post, which I was several times, or skip one altogether, which I ended up never doing.
            Good luck with Writing 101 and have fun!

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            1. I don’t of myself as a writer either but this actually frees me up to write as I please. Having a prompt is different as there is an instruction behind it. So I’m also out of my comfort zone. Thanks much for sharing your journey as I may take some of your tips into account.

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