Five Miles High

This was probably the most difficult photo I have ever taken, not just because it took three years of planning and one prior failed expedition to get to this spot, but also because it was -15°F and my fingers were too cold to move. It was about 6:00am, just after dawn, near the summit of Mustagh Ata, a fabled peak in the Chinese Pamirs. It's name translates as "Father of Ice Mountains" in the Tadjik language.

About that Bokeh

So there's been some talk recently about "bokeh" or ぼけ as the Japanese would have it, which in English means "blurring."   The two camps, "full frame" and "micro four-thirds," are jostling and elbowing.