Picture of the Week, Jan. 24


This is sort of a self-portrait, since I’m standing there in the entrance to our kitchen. The curve of the kettle gives me a super-long torso and a tiny tiny head. I placed the kettle on our dining room table, having just brought it in from my car while it was raining/snowing, and I set the camera on a tripod for the 1/15 second exposure it took with all the lights on.

My favorite part of this photograph is the left side. Yeah, the part that isn’t in focus. This lens (Nikkor 105mm Micro) has such a nice bokeh. That’s the technical term for how a lens renders the out-of-focus elements of a photograph. This lens has a very even blur on those elements. The blue at the top is out a window, then down to a chair, and finally the tabletop.