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Remembering Dave

By dudler
One of our next door neighbours used to put lights up along the side of his patio every year at Christmas: I always meant to photograph them, but never did. Dave suffered from early-onset Alzheimer's, and died a few years ago: his widow now has lights on the patio throughout the year, and I have, finally, photographed them. Meyer Trioplan, deliberately well out of focus to achieve the 'bubble Bokeh' that's led to silly prices for the lens, and a remanufactured (and even more costly) version.

My blog today is equally outside my comfort zone - out in the garage playing with still life and light painting...

Tags: Specialist and abstract Bokeh Remembrance Meyer Trioplan

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Howard2 5 3 4 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2021 7:29AM
As a background texture screen this shot would do really well - crop the right side and turn to horizontal - superimpose one of your bubbly model portraits onto it. Except your model portraits don't usually need such gimmicky tactics.
Robert51 12 7 122 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2021 7:47AM
It strange how the smallest of things remind us of peple we once knew. The strange thing is you don't notice until they are no longer there.
The good thing is that like this the the light remind you and thus they are never forgotten.

Great image which shows lights work really well in images not just as light.
24 Feb 2021 7:52AM
A great looking image John and there couldn't be a better reason for showing it.

JohnSmile
24 Feb 2021 8:10AM
A lovely tribute, John.

Mike
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
24 Feb 2021 10:55AM
This would work so well as a bg texture, perhaps for one of your still life ventures Wink
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2021 12:02PM
Lovely effect and a kind tribute to a lost one.

Just drawn to the blurred patterns and colours - Mum did say stay away from the bright lights!

Seriously. Thank you for the detailed info on lens etc. I'll have to watch I'm not converted into an anorak - my brain is hurting!!! I am a photographic innocent and you are speaking in tongues!

Kath
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
24 Feb 2021 2:01PM
There are many horrible ways to 'Shuffle off this mortal coil'. Alzheimer's is
a particularly cruel one. A fitting tribute to your neighbour, John.
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2021 4:07PM
Very nice.
There is something I want to photograph and never get around to it...I must make a put!
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2021 4:47PM
A smashing capture
Ju
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
24 Feb 2021 5:12PM
I have a folder for background clips and this would fit in perfectly!
Ian
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2021 6:51PM
A lesson to be learned in how to achieve that bokeh we all strive for - I'm with you on the overpriced lenses
which would be hard to choose between.
KateGrin
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1849 England
24 Feb 2021 8:15PM
But I bought it, Kate, and I don't regret it!
24 Feb 2021 11:55PM
Yeah, John...the poem from the Grounds for Sculpture set from yesterday rings true here too....it tugs at the heartstrings.

Peter
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2021 4:41PM
Beautiful image, a beautiful tribute...
Isabel
27 Feb 2021 5:48AM
A beautiful and thoughtful tribute John ....my father in law has had Alzheimers for 7 years now and it strips away everything from them...lately he has reacted positively to red bouquets of flowers ...he loved his gardens.
best regards
Walt

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