Motion, Life, and Dry Bones

An interesting thing. It seems that higher contrast really pops the blur image, but it is a trick to do this without getting over the top color and especially warmth. Blur images have a life of their own, as if the stillness of inanimate object or the slow-growing plant dissolves and their inner life of eternal movement is captured. Even the stones wear away and nothing is truly motionless. Since we equate life with motion, the dry bones speak in bokeh photography.

In this saguaro photo, although it seems to be in focus, the camera was moving and the result, to my eye anyway, is a strangeness of texture and a kind of inner light.