This shot was made in a random garage that we stumbled into early in our time together. I like the way the red metal that is out of focus in the foreground blends with his shirt color. I am a sucker for slightly obstructed views of the subject. To me, It feels more real. And considering the whole portrait experience is often so contrived, I am drawn to anything that can code an image with a more authentic or casual feel.
I shot with is with my 80-200 at something like ƒ4. I find shooting at 2.8 is problematic for consistent focus so I tend to bump it down a stop, light permitting.