Reaching for Ideas

I’m slowly forming an idea of another style of image that I might make.  It is based on B&W images made with wider apertures with an object in the foreground with the background blurred out to a degree.  I’m still working on the idea.  To a major degree this style is dependent on having the camera focused on something pretty close. I have some possible compositions in mind, but first, I’m mostly experimenting with processing, camera settings, lenses, etc.

The image I like best so far is the one of me holding an artifact that Marcia found in the flood plain.  It is a heavy rusted metal object … might be a part of an old gate or fence from long ago.