Lavender Bokeh by phil_howcroft

Lavender Bokeh

This is a vintage lens photo, a Helios Helios 44m-4 58mm f/2

They are renowned for creating fabulous bokeh. Bokeh isn't everyone's favourite effect, but I think it works rather nicely here. Worth a view large to see how pin sharp the little hover-fly is

A Rawrherapee GIMP edit

I retired from work yesterday , so my photostream might be a little busier than it has been recently.

I'm 62, so I decided to take the summer off and maybe find something part time in the the autumn. My wife and family are encouraging me to try and set myself up a little photography business, doing weddings, pets , lifestyle pics etc. All offers considered :)

You're 62? I'd put you at much younger Phil - you're certainly wearing well. Great idea about going into photography. You will love retirement, it's what I was born for! Love the tiny insect, the sharpness of the blossom and of course the bokeh
July 24th, 2019  
@fbailey thank you felicity , that's very kind, I've got some even crazier bokeh bubbles when I shot at f2, but the little insect made me choose this
July 25th, 2019  
I love bokeh but you have to do the F2 bit as well as getting the light in the right places! This is lovely!
July 25th, 2019  
Fav for the great lavender bokeh. I believe that those hexagonal ones are the most sought after? And happy retirement. A little photography business sounds just the ticket for you.
July 25th, 2019  
very cool, love the bokeh
July 25th, 2019  
Love it! Enjoy your retirement, Phil
July 25th, 2019  
Lovely dreamy summery shot ! Best wishes in your retirement - I am sure the camera will keep you busy !
July 25th, 2019  
Love that combo of sharp and bokeh
July 25th, 2019  
@casablanca many thks casa 😀☀️

@beryl many thanks beryl . Much appreciated
July 25th, 2019  
@christophercox thanks Chris I will

@lynnz thank you Lynn
July 25th, 2019  
@quietpurplehaze thanks haze for your kind words and continued support
July 25th, 2019  
@maggiemae glad you like this Maggie
July 25th, 2019  
Super. Start that photography business. You know you want to!! Fav
July 29th, 2019  
Beautifully sharp and magical with all that bokeh. Love those little backlit legs on the fly. I do hope you choose something that will give you pleasure and not pressure. You clearly have very good people skills, so perhaps the occasion photography would suit you very well.
July 31st, 2019  
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