Here’s another of the Friday night regulars. I have the privilege of being a member of this group which meets to have a drink and talk about whatever topic happens to pop up. We try to avoid talking politics and religion, but anything else is fair game.
Glen was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and for a time for corporate clients. More recently he has been a building contractor specializing in “green” buildings.
Olympus OMD EM1 with 42.5mm f1.7 lens processed in Snapseed.
On May 1st Mike Johnston, webmaster of The Online Photographer blog, declared this little lens “The King of Bokeh”. Bokeh, for those who don’t know, is a Japanese term having to do with the study, and appreciation, of the different qualities of the out of focus rendering in photographs. Some lenses are highly prized for the regularity and smoothness of out of focus highlights for instance. I think this portrait of Glen offers a pretty good example. If this explanation seems sketchy you need to understand that whole books have been written on the topic. Leave it to the Japanese to exalt the characteristics of the fuzzy parts of the picture. It’s one of those things people don’t notice until they are shown the difference and then can’t not notice from then on.