Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Bokeh Wednesday

Wednesdays on Flickr is bokeh day. Now if you do not know what bokeh is here is a clip from Wikipedia.

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.

Bokeh is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas. However, bokeh is not limited to highlights, as blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image.

My first bokeh image has some lovely shaped bokeh due to the sunlight in the trees behind the subject.


This one the bokeh is a bit smooth though you can still find some shape.


And here we have some colorful bokeh.

Pink Bloom

As we say on Flickr. Happy Bokeh Wedensday