Bokeh is such a pretty photographic style: one item is clearly visible and everything else is softly out of focus. How hard could it be, I thought, to set my camera’s aperture as wide as possible, with a fast shutter speed?
On this beautiful day, I brought a little fabric floral arrangement from a long-ago wedding to Flushing Meadows Corona Park. In the shade of a gazebo, I realized that my Coolpix lens doesn’t go any wider than f3.7, not enough to blow out the background.
It was too pleasant a day, though, to stay disappointed. I focused on the pictures I could make instead, and on the opportunity to be in the iconic park on a day when it’s not crowded. (Hint: The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so parking is more plentiful on those days.)
There’s a way to bokeh, I’m sure, using this camera. This is the perfect time of year for some visual experiments.