Leafy Bokeh – Paris

I wasn’t looking for bokeh* when I took this photo. In fact, I didn’t know what it was at the time. But here it is in all its glory. Also, here is green in all its glory. This time the green is basswood tree leaves in a park in Paris. There is snow out my window but not a speck of snow in the window we look through today in “A Photo A Day.”

Here’s a bit of trivia: the interstices between leaves that cause bokeh in a camera also act as pinhole lenses and if you can find spots of light on the sidewalk that come through the holes, they will be circular because the sun is circular. But in the event of a partial solar eclipse, the projections will be crescent shaped. Don’t believe me? Try being in South Africa, Tasmania and most of New Zealand on November 25, 2011. That’s when and where the next decent partial solar eclipse occurs.

*”The visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.” (Japanese origin)

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