It's week TEN of the Bloom Forum's project 52.    This has been quite a journey so far and challenged me in new and exciting  ways.   It has definitely stretched my creativity and made me try new things.   Last week we did the color green.  It was a fun theme to do as Spring has just began.   This week's theme is --Out of Focus: Turn your lens on manual focus, purposely expose an image out of focus.  For the last year or so, I have started shooting only in manual and have been learning so much about exposure, aperture, and shutter speed. If you are new to shooting in manual I highly recommend the book:  Understanding Exposure: by Bryan Petersen.   I see this book recommended all the time by amazing photographers.  It is a great reference point as you begin to really know your camera.   This week I decided to try slowing my shutter speed down so that I could get part of my picture out of focus, or in this case, to show movement.  By no means did these come out exactly as I had envisioned, but I was happy with the end result.  I will keep practicing as it is another fun technique to try:)  I enlisted my oldest daughter for these shots and she was more than happy ecstatic and beaming from ear to ear to get to jump on her bed.  And Daddy, if you are reading this as well..NO this is not something new we do since you have been deployed the last seven months.   This was ONLY for these fun pictures. Enjoy!!! 

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