2043 – Purple Haze

Sometimes it’s hard to decide what the Image of the Day shall be. None of these three images is breathtaking, all are more or less OK.

This is a small bookshop that displays used books in baskets out on the street. I intended to take images of the books, when suddenly a man passed by. I had only half of his body in the frame and somehow I liked the idea. Some seconds later I had this image.

The bicycle is in one of the typical poses that never fail to catch my attention. With the OM-D’s articulating screen it is very convenient to take these images from waist level.

And of course finally there is the creamy bokeh of the background flowers. The flowers won, greatly helped by the title 🙂

The Song of the Day is “Purple Haze” from the 1986 Kronos Quartet album “Music by Sculthorpe, Sallinen, Glass, Nancarrow, Hendrix”. Hear it on YouTube.

2 thoughts on “2043 – Purple Haze”

  1. I do like the creamy bokeh in the flowers image.

    I’m always intrigued when parts of a person intrude/extend into an image. Something this works very well which, for me, is the case here.

    The bicycle image is classic – restrained, neutral color scheme, nicely composed. allowing me to walk beyond the bike after examining it.

    1. Thanks. The bokeh is as good as it gets on the OM-D. Of course you can always increase creaminess by using a macro lens and going further in.

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