A Springtime Centennial

This photo is another one playing around with my new Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 lens, which is a great portrait lens but whose wide-open f-stop allows for a shallow depth of field that can really bring a lot of dimension to images in concert with its already telephoto-ish focal length.  The photo below was taken on the fly, as I was walking past Carthay Circle this past Sunday and glancing over to see if I might find an interesting angle of the Carthay Circle Restaurant tower.  I literally snapped this while moving, and while it's not perfectly composed, I like the sort of spontaneity of the composition, which still has a foreground / background layering effect--only the foreground is the part out of focus, and the blooming tabebuia tree provides more of a color texture as opposed to a subject.  The light pole may look like it's interrupting the photo obtrusively to some, but I like how it acts as a dividing line between what's in focus and what's not.

The Carthay Circle Restaurant tower decked out for the Disney 100 celebration is juxtaposed behind an out-of-focus tabebuia tree in the foreground.


Recently Popular