Personally I liked it better without the Photoshop blur. It just looks way to unnatural to me. Almost distracting.Mac_Freak said:Since the background wasn't that interesting, a shalower depth of field would work better.
I just did it to show general idea of blurred background with sharp foreground. With little more time on my hands the blur would look much better. For example, you can see this halo effect around sharp objects after masking. Also the foreground could have been sharpened.mcarnes said:That blur is way too contrived.