Wallpaper Monday [32] – A lighty night


The first thing I saw today morning on the tv was about 2 MP’s coming back from the Hague, these fellows are suspects for great atrocities in our country and I was amazed that all I saw was congratulations and lots of pomp and color in welcoming them back to the country. I don’t seem to understand who the idiot is here because, correct me if I am wrong but these fellows are under investigation over something that caused so much bloodshed, death and displacement of innocent Kenyan’s, many whom are still displaced currently. I don’t understand whether we really do not see what is going on or whether we just choose to ignore it. As many Kenyan’s toil daily to meet their daily needs…some few people under investigation get the governments support in a quest to attempt to clear their names and sing our national anthem abroad, which they never do in the country, by the way.

I know one thing for sure, they do not mind all this attention they are getting, I mean, I suspect that, just like celebrities, any publicity for these fellows is good, whether good or bad. They shall just turn it around into something that wins them votes in the next election, votes that shall come from us. That which we give our attention, our energy to, eventually grows on us and becomes the norm to us. No wonder we expect our politicians to lie, to be corrupt and to go back on their word anytime it is convenient. When a politician in this country does what they are supposed to do anyway, it seems like a big deal when in reality, it is the minimum expectation.

It is a minimum expectation for a government to go to all lengths to protect it’s citizens, to provide health care, shelter and food for it’s people, this is not a privilege, it is a minimum requirement.

Guys, let us focus our energies on the news that makes a difference, that makes our country a better place to live in, news that gives hope and not despair. Let us see the reality of all these and attempt to make a difference the next time we have the power, with our vote.

I have to end my rant here…on to photography now.

Wallpaper Monday [32] – A lighty night

What you see in the photo is called bokeh. Quite simply, bokeh is the effect in photography, to the ‘out of focus’ areas. You may also call it the blurry area. When you get lights out of focus, the blur looks like this.

According to Wikipedia, “In photography, bokeh (Japanese pronunciation: [boke]) is the blur,or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light.” Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distracting—”good” and “bad” bokeh, respectively. Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions.

Enjoy this image of some tasteful bokeh.

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2 thoughts on “Wallpaper Monday [32] – A lighty night

  1. Today your rant has caught my eye more than your photography…and these are our so called ‘Young Leaders’ who spew venom instead of inspiring hope in the people….did you see Mandera’s crisis yesterday???And what pain are Kenyan’s still holding on to in their hearts…but there is hope we can start with you and me…do what is right…good governance starts with us..how you govern yourself,your affairs,your family,your community…if everyone made change wherever they are Kenya would be a much better place…this ranting is infectious!

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