Photo of the Day (PotD) – Bouquet Meets Bokeh

PotD: 2010.10.19

Date Taken: 2010.04.30

Photo Specs: Nikon D3 + 85mm/1.4 lens, 1/250 sec, f/4, ISO 1600

Lighting Specs: Ambient only

Why it’s cool & how I got it: Mill Rose Inn hired me to shoot some interiors / exteriors of their cozy hotel, and there were some leftover floral arrangements hanging from the large oak tree from the wedding the previous day. Since I was staying the night, I got some shots of the roses hanging at dusk. Not only are the hanging flowers unique and beautiful, but when combined with the lights strung throughout the tree, they make a gorgeous sight to behold. Then you grab a full frame camera and the venerable 85mm chunk of fast Nikon glass, you get the most beautiful bokeh from those out of focus points of light. And I’m sure the pun is not lost on you, dear reader, for the “bokeh” and “bouquet” are both pronounced the same, and both elegantly exemplified in this one photo.

Mill Rose Inn - Boquet Meets Bokeh - by GoodEye Photography - Chris Schmauch

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