Another month, another theme. With all the beauty in decmeber we decided to go with the BOKEH theme… okay for all you that need a quick ” WHATTHEHECKISTHAT ” this is what wikapedia has to say about it 🙂
In photography, bokeh (Originally /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay — also sometimes heard as /ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə, Japanese: [boke]) is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image. Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”. However, 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” and “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; blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image.
So, basically it means a bunch of blurred something 🙂 That something, can often be really beautiful. Combined with the right subjects, the right backgrounds and especially light you can create some real magic. You will create lots more bokeh if you shoot in manual and set your camera to the lowest aperture possible ! Just keep trying different things and learn on the way !!
Especially around the Christmas time, with all the amazing decorations and lights ! Here is my take on for this month..A little bit of everything, my favorites from the past few weeks…
Let’s start with some natural bokeh, that you can find wherever you are, you just have to open your eyes and see the beauty around you.
But lets look at those crazy christmas bokeh lights, its christmas season after all 🙂
As every month I had high expectations and lots of ideas at the beginning for this project. But who am I kidding, time ran once again and I didnt get to create everything i had hoped for. But I know my friends from the http://www.facebook.com/thecreativeproject will have all done an amazing job as well and you will see lots more eye candy over there. So why don’t you hop over to http://www.sandrajacksonphotography.com/blog and follow our circle for a little journey full of bokeh and lights 🙂
As always, thanks for stopping by and of course HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!! XOXOXO, Julie