Impressionist Photography: Beech Leaves

In the vast majority of my photographs, I’ve striven to make at least one element as sharp as possible.  I think there is certainly validity in that technique, but perhaps there can be greater validity to intentionally make no elements in the frame sharply defined.  Why do this?  Maybe it can create photo art that is more unique and personalized.  These camera techniques are very far from new, but I believe there are nuances within the techniques yet to be fully explored.

New Jersey Art Photography

A softly rendered view of large trees covered in orange colored leaves in late Autumn. Photo taken with the Tamron 16-300mm VC All-In-One lens and the Canon 7D.

The above photo was taken handheld with the Tamron 16-300mm VC All-In-One lens and the Canon EOS 7D.  Exposure settings: 1.6s F/14 ISO 100, 18mm.