Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Blog Guelph: Morning Clematis

morning clematis, originally uploaded by D J England.

Happy Perfect Tuesday all,

Today I'd like to focus (har!) on a photographic method seen more and more these days.
And who better than the stellar photogs of Guelph Photography Club to illustrate such fine examples of such beautiful fuzz. I do believe they engage in "Bokeh Wednesday", so we've got a jump on them today it seems...

But what exactly is bokeh you say?
Here's a couple of pieced together definitions to help clear (har!) things up.

Bokeh: (disambiguation)
The blurry, un-focused background of a photograph DUE TO LENS BLUR **from close focusing**.
Bokeh describes the quality of out-of-focus areas of an image. The word “bokeh” (pronounced as boh-keh) comes from the Japanese word “boke” which means fuzziness. Bokeh isn’t the depth of field itself, but the way this unsharpness (usually the background) is displayed on a picture. A lens has good bokeh if the out-of-focus areas are pleasant and don’t distract from the subject. The shape of the aperture of a lens has a influence on bokeh. Lenses with more blades in the aperture diaphragm tend to result in more “round” bokeh.

There you have it. Now sit back and enjoy these 10. Oh, the blur!
Best viewed with your reading glasses perched atop your nose.
Or not.

-Downtown Lynn-

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