This shot was taken together with my submission for this week’s “(extra)ordinary” photo contest. A telephoto lens set at a relatively large aperture can highlight the focal point of your shoot and reduce distracting details. This is a somewhat extreme example of shallow depth of field – only 2 or 3 lines are in focus while the foreground and background are rendered in a blur. I randomly picked a page out of a book I had lying on my table for this shot but it just occurred to me that this effect could be used to draw attention to a specific passage and complement it with a soft suitable background. Next time!