I had some friends come to Brussels for the first time, and one of the mandatory stops is the GrandPlace area. Amongst other things that you will find there, are some of the most exquisite, high quality #chocolate shops in the world.
As my friends were literally in heaven, going store to store, I had the opportunity to take out the new #Fuji lens, the 16mm (24mm equivalent) 1.4 lens. Cameras are great, but I have love affairs with my lenses. When a new lens is added to my equipment, the lens gets a private date, with no competition.
One of the most beautiful photography concepts that I love to use for both people and things, is the use of bokeh. Bokeh is the Japanese term for rendering the background to a creamy blur, while still being able to identify what is behind. You need great technique, lenses and sensors for this to come out well.
The effect of not having everything in focus, is to force your eye directly to the in focus object. In the case of people, the most precise focus point is the eyes. In my image here, the front chocolate cones, are the main subjects.
Usually with a wide angle lens, bokeh is more difficult to achieve, but the Fuji 16mm steps up to the plate. This might become my favorite street #photography lens.
So the day was a win win. They got their chocolate and presents that will make their friends love them forever, and I got to play with my new team member