I was on the banks of the Hudson river last night, hoping to photograph the Supermoon, which never made an appearance from behind the cover of the Superfog engulfing Manhattan. I had my camera set for 30 second exposure and just as I was taking this photo, a ferry streaked into view. I still quite like it though, because the reflections in the water look great even though everything else went haywire.

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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35 Responses to Unfocused

  1. nonoymanga says:

    Very nice low light photography. Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

  2. Great image. The boat seems like it’s speedy along!

  3. Jo Bryant says:

    I love this one…being unfocused really gives it so much movement

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Jo, after a disappointing evening trying to get a photo of the moon, I was thrilled to log into WordPress and see the ‘unfocused’ theme so I had a reason to use this shot. 🙂

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  5. We were also trying to capture the super moon but without the result we were hoping for. This is a great photo anyway, very cool dream-like feeling to it.

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  7. Great shot – even if it wasn’t what you had hoped for. (We saw the moon rise and climb for about 15 minutes – then clouds crawled over it.)

    • ailsapm says:

      Better than nothing, I guess 🙂 Some of the photos I’ve seen that were taken around the world were stunning. Glad you liked my foggy blurry boat picture instead 🙂

  8. Terrific capature of movement against the cityscape. lovely colors and lights. Here’s my interpretation of “unfocused”: http://wp.me/p1TywS-rc

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Anne, the colours are what stopped me from deleting this image, they really appealed to me 🙂 Your cheetah shots are fab, I’ve always wanted to visit Tanzania, and Tarangire National Park in particular. Even out of focus you can see the beauty and elegance of those creatures. Lovely. Must go look at a map and plan my escape to Tanzania and other places now. Filled with Wanderlust!

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  10. The moon was covered in clouds here in Colorado too. I got a great shot last year and am glad I did since “they” say it won’t happen again until 2029!

    • ailsapm says:

      Nooo. That’s too long a time to wait, Cannot believe it was foggy the whole time. Got a wonderful shot of the moon the following night when the clouds finally cleared, but it was not the supermoon. Sigh. Only another seventeen years.

  11. Wow .. stunning 😀 Well done WPC “Unfocused”

  12. ailsapm says:

    Thanks Anna! xx

  13. I love the misty quality of the image!

  14. Supermoon or not, the view of the Hudson river at night is beautiful. Thanks for capturing a wonderful moment.

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks, Mr B, I’m glad I didn’t come away from a cold and foggy night without at least one photo I could share. 🙂 xxx

  15. LivE says:

    amazing! now that was an unforeseen surprise that turned out to be awesome 🙂

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