Friday, April 2, 2010

My Town Shoot Out - Bokeh Updated

I found additional images on my other computer - they are at the end of the post.
I love bokeh, and didn't know what they were called until pretty recently, so I scoured my backlog for them, as I've got an assignment due tomorrow...
Bokeh is the choice this week from T of Picture This. "In photography, bokeh 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" or "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."
I encourage you to go and see everyone's contributions here or here.
These are all from my archives on Picassa:
From J9 and stuff
From J9 and stuff
From J9 and stuff
And I felt bad for not having anything better all ready to go, AND I've been wanting to play with bokeh for a while - I may get the chance, once this semester ends!!

Found some more while looking at images to turn in tomorrow!!
Pretty much all Bokeh shot intentially this way:
Foreground Bokeh, intentionally shot:

Good Weekend to all!


Kerry said...

These are dazzling, J9. My bokeh were sort of bad bokeh, but I'm gonna keep trying.

Barry said...

Wonderful J9. Bokeh introduces almost a fantasy image of the world around us.

Good luck with your semester.

Doreen said...

great shots! I am learning so much from this topic this week.

GingerV said...

very nice J9 - thanks for the extra effort for us. been missing you and Gordon and your chatter on 'whatz it'
your 3rd shot is my fav. and would make a great What-z-it????

word verf is TODALISM is the the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

Ann said...

The third shot, is it a leaf? I like water droplets.

Initially, I was worried about this Bokeh thing, I am still worried.

Sarah said...

Yes the leaf shot is stunning..I really love the bokeh in the last couple too!! Wow!!!!

Patty said...

Wonderful eye-candy, J9. Hope you are well.

Happy Easter to you and yours. I know you will be having ball with those kids of yours.

Rebecca said...

Oh that first shot is so cool!

shabby girl said...

Beautiful! I LOVE that first one!!!