I wanted to photograph that bridge in the background. That’s the Crescent City Connection. Normally, I would have just walked across that field.
That land is being developed into yet another tourist destination. That’s fine. The city needs the money. I’d like the pot holes in front of my house fixed. I’d like more police patrols. It takes money. However, I did not expect that field to be fenced off quite yet. Looking at the light and that background, you know I was a little disappointed. Never mind. I did what I could.
I photographed the beautiful green summer growth in the foreground. I let the background fall out of focus. Way out of focus. That, my friends, is bokeh. The way it’s intended. There is shape and form. You know what it is even though it is soft. It’s almost painterly.
You know what?
Sometimes things happen for a reason. This might very well be a better picture than the one I wanted to take.