While I don’t allow myself to play the bokeh ball of light game often, this one came about somewhat unintentionally. I was out shooting the ocean at night with a tripod to get some simple long exposure shots of a beach lit by the full moon. While I was at it I aimed the camera more along the shore and took a couple of intentionally out of focus photos to add to my very slowly expanding series of focus-less images and this capture came to existence through that experiment. Something in the color is what took me by surprise. The orange glow of the city lights as it slowly moves into the grayish blue of the ocean seemed somehow perfect in my eyes and oddly enough this was a long exposure at six full seconds. Seems the antithesis of a long exposure shot though, which intrigues me somehow.
So as you look into this image, try not to see it as just another bokeh ball of light shot, look closer, focus your imagination and try to see a beach landscape, ocean to your left, homes and hotels to the right, glowing in the humid night sky. Enjoy!