Most of the time when you’re taking pictures, you want things nice and crisp – at least in the area(s) of primary interest. (I.e., you usually don’t want the background in focus and the person who you’re photographing out-of-focus). Of course, the nature of depth of field means there’s typically some trade-off involved in what you get in focus and what’s out of focus. But the things you want in focus, you typically want really in focus.
Of course, when it comes to artistic efforts, there are always exceptions to these rules. The softness and abstract quality of blur can be pleasing to the eye if used well. I hope that’s what I’ve done with the image below.
It’s been a while since I took this photo. I think it was on University Drive in Fargo. You can click on the image to see a larger version. Hope you like it. You can check out more of my pics here. Most of them aren’t blurry 😉