This week’s photo challenge is Focus. I think focus is probably one of the most fascinating subjects in photography. In most cases, the focus of a picture should be on the subject and it basically tells others what the photographer was thinking about at that time. Yet by varying the depth of view and/or shift the focus in a different way, it is possible to get very interesting pictures. It’s difficult to master but we are lucky – because of digital camera we can experiment different ways of focus at no cost and with instant feedback.
The District Heating Plant in Vienna, as you can see (barely) in this picture, was designed by my favourite architect, Friedensreich Hundertwasser. We knew there was no chance to visit the inside of the building and so we just went there for a brief look. The weather was bad and it was very cold outside and so we stayed inside the train station to rest for a while. It is possible to see the building inside the station but as the window was full of water droplets, it was impossible to take a good picture.
Then I thought may be I could do something different. So I switched my camera to manual focus mode with a large aperture and then focus the water droplets. The effect isn’t as good as I want because my lens did not allow me to focus from a shorter distance. Still I think it’s better than focusing on the building with blurry water droplets.