try expanding your capacity for wonder

My friend Kate Mellersh posted this unfocused beauty a few days ago…

There is something about the abstraction of a completely out-of-focus image that can be extremely appealing, especially as here where that lack of focus translates into strangely patterned specular highlights (try complaining about the imperfection in your lens when it creates effects like this). What makes this image work so well is the motion – the flow of the white spots from the upper left side towards us, spreading slightly as they flow towards the lower right corner. The orange highlights acting as a second layer to this theme of movement anchor the image in that corner, and the green sets up balance on the left. Add in the soft blue background and we have a full palette.

Magical: there is no other single word to describe it.

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