Saturday, December 5, 2015

[52 Snapshots} Week 49: Bokeh

Don't you just love bokeh? It creates such a magical and lovely sense of depth in a photo. (Just don't ask anyone to pronounce it, 'k? We get tons of arguments at the studio over that one - ha!)

Bokeh: (BOH-kuh (alt. BOH-kay) Japanese: [boke]) -- that aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light".


Here, Allie nibbles at one of the few remaining clumps of green in the yard at dusk. The bokeh captures the light from a neighbor's front porch across the street, as well as the failing sunlight filtering through bare branches. And our little girls' slightly miffed expression (that stuff looks like it's seen a few freezes lately!)

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We're participating in the {52 Snapshots of Life} themed photo challenge, hosted by the Lazy Pit Bull Check out more photos at their site!


 
 

16 comments:

  1. We love it! Lovely pic of you, Allie.
    Happy Caturday!

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  2. My human needs to get a better camera than what she has now if she wants any bokeh in her photos!

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  3. Boke... Out of focus and also slightly crazy....!

    Looking good, Allie, whatever the focus!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  4. I have been waiting for this week to use bokeh. It is one of my favorite effects. ♥

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  5. That is lovely - I wish I had better photography skills! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

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  6. Great shot. I had to look up what boekh was, but I couldn't find a free photo editor that does it so I just did a blur.

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  7. OH MY MOUSES! I love that!!! Never knew there was a name for that sort of thing but it sure is beautiful. Very, VERY pretty. purrs

    Purrs,
    Seville

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  8. Now there was my peep thinking that "BOKEH" came with old cream. Great shot, we both loved it. purrs

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  9. The effect looks lovely and enhanced Allie.

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  10. Such a great picture! Lights with bokeh are beautiful!

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  11. That's lovely! I love bokeh to but can only achieve it using photo editors, not naturally.

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  12. We didn't even know what bokeh was. But now that we do, that's a fine example.

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  13. That is wonderful! I was so challenged in trying to find an appropriate background for my shot. Yours is so perfect with that one spot of a different color.
    Jan, Wag n Woof Pets

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  14. I've always loved bokeh.. although I never remember how to spell it. one of these days I'm going to get a bokeh kit and make fancy fancy photos :)

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