October 2010 Theme: Bokeh/Out of Focus / by Craig Roberts

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I took a slightly different interpretation to this month's photography theme at the Langley Camera Club, "Bokeh/Out of Focus" images - I decided to do a photowalk through Fort Langley during the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and capture some images using my 105 f/2 defocus lens.  The defocus lens is wonderful and takes amazing images, but even better when set to the extremes gives some great out-of-camera images with only the very slightest of focal points.  These first two were taken alongside one of the buildings in 'Gasoline Alley', where I designed my image stylings after the Provencal region of France ...

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This last image was found at the rear of the alley, where I found this antique bicycle, repainted in bright yellow with its front basket re-purposed as a flower basket.  I positioned it in my camera behind one of the resident sales signs and created the image below. I love the texture of the wood and the faded paint on the sign, the neutral grays of the gravel walk and the last of the green leaves/first of the fall yellows strewn about.

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