A Photo a Week Challenge: Focal Point

Focal point

Have you ever seen an image and thought “Wow, I would never have thought to focus on that.” What you focus on is even more important than keeping your image in focus. Sometimes serendipity happens, and you get an image where what you thought you were focusing on isn’t what the camera thought you wanted to have in focus, and the outcome is better than you could hope for. When I snapped this picture, my young friend pointed at just the right moment for the camera’s auto-focus to zoom in on her fingertip, and now I have this really cool image. I did get one of her, too, but that’s for another post.


Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

10 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Focal Point”

    1. Very true. More often, for me at least, it drives me a little nuts and I use my manual focus. Most of my lenses have an override, so I can start with the autofocus and then tweak it a little with the manual ring. Love that feature. 🙂

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