Hope and Sausages

This image stirs in me memories of Italy. Even though I have not been there in a long time, an image hangs on the wall, much loved by my wife (loathed by me for it's technical deficiencies), taken in Rome in similar light with similar composition and colour.

I see more in common between the two from a purely photographic sense than I see differences.  

 OMD EM5 mk1 17mm f2. Another example of the eminently useable Bokeh this lens offers shooting with wide apertures in low light. 

OMD EM5 mk1 17mm f2. Another example of the eminently useable Bokeh this lens offers shooting with wide apertures in low light. 

 This is not the actual one, but one taken at the same time. Canon 450D 35 f1.4L at about f1.4 (back in my "best lenses, cheapest, lightest cameras" period). These images look crude and simple compared to now.

This is not the actual one, but one taken at the same time. Canon 450D 35 f1.4L at about f1.4 (back in my "best lenses, cheapest, lightest cameras" period). These images look crude and simple compared to now.