This week’s photo challenge’s theme is Blur. The idea is to have a picture
“to achieve a blurry photo, or take a photo of something in motion. Or go in a different direction — capture an image of an experience that would otherwise be a blur, or of something in a state of flux.”
The reason why I like to participate in photo challenge is it gives me a chance to dig some interesting pictures up. I like travelling and I like taking pictures in my travels. Yet when I am back home, I normally would just have 10-20% of them selected, do a bit of photoshopping to improve the quality and treat them as the “official” record of that trip. For the rest, they just “sleep” quietly in my hard drive for the rest of their lives and photo challenge gives them a chance to “wake up”.
This picture is one of the sleeping ones and I think it fits all aspects of the challenge. It’s taken in a Sami tent in Villmarkssenter, an outdoor activity centre in Tromsø, Norway which offers different activities in summer and winter. We had just finished an exhausting dog sledding trip and went into this Sami tent to have some hot coffee and snacks before going back to our hotel.
The picture, while in focus, is a bit blurry because the tent was lit by candles and charcoals burning in a stove and the warm lights made everything blurry. People were moving around and chatting around the tables. The whole experience was blurry – as we were very tired and had very little sense of what’s happening around!