soft focus

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soft focus

n
(Photography) photog
a. the technique of making a photograph or film appear slightly unclear in order to give it a romantic effect
b. (as modifier): soft-focus photography.

soft′ fo′cus


n.
intentional lack of sharpness in a photographic image, often created by a special lens.
[1915–20]
soft′-fo`cus, adj.
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John Terry had been in softfocus mood pre-match, declaring Chelsea just want to be loved.
This was when he was doing his "Get me, Dave, the family man, chopping carrots around the kitchen table at home, not David the international statesman in Number 10" softfocus interview.
I didn't expect, or want, a slow softfocus smooch but a little romantic warmth would have been welcomed.
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These prize-winning shots show his signature style; using softfocus foregrounds and backgrounds to highlight the detail and beauty of the birds.
It almost gives a softfocus look to the skin and you get the same coverage as you do from a cream or liquid foundation without all that heaviness.
Sunshine lends it a sharper edge that only condemns it, but the softfocus of a shower brings in its passing a ready familiarity and a gleaming fulfilment.
Cue applause, a quick chorus of Blaydon Races, and a softfocus shot of a fan in an XXXL replica shirt shedding a silent tear.
But in Obama's case, his mother and maternal grandparents were careful to feed him softfocus memories of a person they remembered as highly unusual.
It may have captured the Grand Prize at Cannes, but the cinematography has long since become a softfocus cliche and all that significant eye-contact between the brooding Alan Bates and the fragrant Julie Christie could now pass unaltered as a Comic Strip pastiche.
Inevitably, it's not long before Jennifer and Manuel yield to temptation, in a softfocus love scene that looks like a sodden homage to From Here To Eternity.
Forget the ads extolling the joys of carving roasts in softfocus, the subtle pressure to invite 57 relatives for the entire weekend, forget the Sunday supplements busy taste-testing hot cross buns and, yup, those Simnel cakes - just buy eggs, made of chocolate, and you're done.