Focus On Focus

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Depth of field and bokeh are my favourite subjects. When I saw David’s challenge yesterday I went back to my archive, and found this Nov 2012 album, all shot with a 50mm f:1.4 lens all around my place in Paris, mostly around the Luxembourg gardens. First, a very sharp shot of the Explorers’ fountain in Port Royal. So much water the scene is blurred by millions of droplets frozen by the high speed of my camera.

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Cherubs looking towards the Pantheon in the background.

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A bunch of flowers works wonders.

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Autumn leaves.

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One of them had got stuck in the fence of the park’s tennis courts.

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Traffic cones. No, we’re not in England. Mostly used to prevent cars from parking on a film shooting scene as there are so many in the area.

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19th century building rue du Faubourg St Jacques.

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  1. I am a-swoon over your images, Yann. If bokeh ever could be described as “delicious,” I would certainly apply that term to your work — especially the photo of the two cherubs with the barely recognizable Panthéon in the background. The leaf in the fence and the cones are particularly wonderful too; a reminder that a sharp eye (pardon the pun) can elevate even the mundane to art.

    • That’s very kind Heide. Still got a lot to learn but indeed that autumn series from Nov 2012 was a success. Went to your blog in search of a sequel but no luck. Hope you have time to get back to blogging soon.

      • I must compliment you on your persistence in visiting my blog for a sequel — and also thank you for your encouragement, Yann. I began working on the next batch of photos this morning so will hopefully finally find the time to post something soon.

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