Sometimes the photograph that is too soft, the one that might have been a mistake, is the one that haunts you with its memories of something beautiful. Sometimes it's done in photoshop; maybe a Gaussian blur as I did with the white rose.
Ken Rosenthal did the first one, a split toned silver gelatin from The Water series. "Images that evoke time, place, people and dreams that are half-remembered."
Jennifer Shaw is next, The Camellia, an archival ink jet print. Soft, ethereal closeups of images shot with a Holga, a beloved "toy" camera.
Mark Arbeit, The Dance, a warm tone silver gelatin. A narrow depth of field, dreamy blurs that become more clear as you stand back; he assisted Helmut Newton and Irving Penn in the '70's,
Something beautiful, very beautiful.