Monday, May 9, 2011

Bokeh

A couple of months back, someone made a comment on one of my post and said I thought Bokeh when I saw this photograph. Say What?  I researched and found it is out-of -focus, blurred or fuzzy in photography.
 To see a world in a grain of sand
And a Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
 And Eternity in an hour.   William Blake




Pronounce the word Bokeh (bowka)   NOW YOU KNOW.....Just like me. Live and Learn in blogland. I love it.

22 comments:

diane b said...

Did you know it is a Japanese wor? Did you find some of the sites that have Bokeh images. Some photographers incorporate it into the picture. I saw a glass spilling out bokeh circles like water. Some can make circles and star shapes in the background. Have you visited The Pioneer Woman Photography site? Here is a link,
http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/?s=bokeh&submit=
Your bokeh shots are great. Now the fun starts.

Remington said...

I always learn something from you! Thank you!

Snapper II said...

Great Photos of the flowers !! Now what camera did you use "nikon"?
Realy these are fantastic photos of the flowers.

Continue to pray for the Hope Garden. Every one should have one. you and Bob have one. Just think one Tomatoe plant can be a "Hope Garden" Lets do it Bloggers. Love you all.

George said...

I like your bokeh pictures. I get quite a few blurry pictures, but they don't have the crisp detail your pictures have. I'll have to work on my bokeh technique.

Deb said...

I didn't know what it was either..but some nice bloggy friends told me when I posted photos...nice photos...

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

News to me. I've never heard of it before. I've got too many new words to learn in the English language. I think I'll let that one slide.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandra, I've never heard of bokeh either ---so as usual, I have learned something from blogging...

Great photos... Yours never look blurry to me.

I was going to ask about Snapper II --but he must be fine since he posted and also commented.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The Bokeh in these pictures is lovely.I often forget that the background is almost as important as the focus.Have a great day.

DawnTreader said...

I learned about that from the blog world too, not sure when... My camera sometimes cooperates with me and sometimes not ;) I love your header picture, that's just perfect!

Ginny said...

I never heard of this word, either! Gosh, you even found a tutorial pronouncer thingy!! Loving the pictures! Especially two and three, I have never seen anything like them and they are very unusual.

Regina said...

Oh love your fabulous header- so pretty and dreamy!!! Yes..I love the Bokeh images..if we can't take um we make um (lol). I think your series is just stunning today..so fresh- nice job Sandra!!
btw, my header is a feather I found out back- thanks!

Tipper said...

Yep I learned something new! Love the pics!

(I hope your friends hubby is better)

S. Etole said...

Beautiful images ... and I've always wondered about the correct pronunciation.

Ann said...

oh good, I've been pronouncing it right...lol
Love the shots.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I always love your pics and now your words!

EG Wow said...

Your bokehs are great! It IS amazing what you can learn blogging, isn't it?

SquirrelQueen said...

Great macro shots Sandra.
I have been hearing the term bokeh for quite awhile now but I still prefer to call it excellent use of depth of field.

Lynne said...

Great Bokeh photos. Love your header!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra I have heard of this term before. It's a bit overused in many photo mags. And all the time I just thought some photos were blurry and now learned they are art...WOW!

Chatty Crone said...

I learn something new every day. Love your new word bokeh. And you photos. Thanks. sandie

srp said...

The bokeh is easy with a macro lens.. most of the time macros are toooooo bokeh, with very little in focus. Aperture dependent... lower the number, more shallow the depth of field and more out of focus lovely color. Higher the aperture number, more depth of focus and less out of focus background. I have never been a lover of inverse relationships... prefer the direct approach... if you increase this you increase that. Inverse makes me have to stop and really think... that hurts some days! ☺

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

your bokeh pictures are wonderful!
i had never heard of that though.
glad i learned something today.

the photos are exquisite!!
so artistic!

hugs

betty xx