Beginning Photography

The musings of a budding photographer

Bokeh in the grass

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Bokeh, the name given to the blur created when using shallow depth of field in a photograph. When I awoke this morning I looked out of the window to see the sun shining on a garden covered in dew, the perfect opportunity to make use of this great effect. Here are a couple of my favourites.

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Written by James

April 24, 2010 at 9:30 am

Posted in Photography, Photos

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  1. I think I like the top one better, the bottom one has a bit too much out of focus foreground that I find a bit distracting.

    Am resisting the urge to want to tweezer out all the dead bits LOL 🙂

    Nice shots and nice lighting

    lensaddiction

    April 24, 2010 at 9:54 am

    • Yeah I’m with you on that, I uploaded a larger version of the top one to my redbubble. One thing I am learning though, opinions are all different on images. I suppose that’s why art is so hard to define.

      James

      April 24, 2010 at 10:06 am

      • Yes I started out quite hesitant about commenting on other peoples photos, but if it was *me* I would want to know what other people thought (if they liked it, if they didn’t, what went wrong, what could have been better) because that is the only way to learn.

        But I also learnt to keep in mind that opinions to a certain extent are only that, and to remember to learn from the constructive ones, and sometimes you just have to draw a line in the sand about what you like and why you presented a particular image the way you did.

        And thats ok too. I like to think that if you can offer some reason or thought as to why you did ‘x’ to a picture or it looked like ‘y’ then you should be respected for that choice as well. Its a hard thing to be brave and put your images out there for critique, I know that feeling intimately too 🙂

        lensaddiction

        April 24, 2010 at 10:24 am

        • Spot on. Praise without critique might boost the ego, but it doesn’t improve photography much. I love constructive crticism, I think I’m my own harshest critique anyway and I don’t mind hearing it from others.

          You did raise an interesting point about the brown bits of grass. Either they add character, or they detract from the purity of the image. As a “perfect” image it fails, but for a real photo I think I prefer it.

          James

          April 24, 2010 at 11:20 am

          • the brown bits of grass is more about my personal form of OCD than anything else 🙂

            lensaddiction

            April 25, 2010 at 11:45 am

  2. Nice photography ! Is that possible to use the first one for a web project ? and if so, is that possible to get a higher resolution ? That would be very nice, it fits perfectly for this project. Anyway, good luck for your other works !

    vince

    February 6, 2013 at 11:02 pm


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