Weekly Words Challenge

The words for this week are:
Bokeh (Definition HERE)

So this week I learned that Bokeh at it's most basic is an in focus foreground and a blurry background. At it's finest it is a blur of points of light in the background. And to be done properly one really needs a special lens, which lil' ol' me surely does not own. However, I went back through my archives and found a few photos I think qualify as very amateur attempts at creating Bokeh. And at the time I didn't even realize that's what I was doing. Well, I knew I wanted a depth of field, but I had no idea what it was called. Who says you can't teach an old dog? Damn and now I'm the dog again. I gotta stop doing that!


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The other word? SO EASY!
My Heart belongs to these goofs.

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Great job. I have never heard the term bokeh either...You did good!

May 5, 2009 at 1:38 PM  

love that last photo...a lot :-)

May 5, 2009 at 4:08 PM  

great job! I didn't even think about going into my archives...Doh!

May 5, 2009 at 4:40 PM  

Love the Eagle capture. I'm right there with you not having lenses and having to look up terms. Great job.

May 5, 2009 at 5:20 PM  

I esp. like your flower bokeh -- that one is bokeh "at its best!" And that is a terrific shot of the eagle.
Someday I hope to have a camera that lets me play with these sorts of things. (Mine is an inexpensive digital... 2 of them, now.) But first I have to get a couple of kids through college!
Your heart picture is terrific.

Thank you for your kind words and your prayers.

May 5, 2009 at 9:48 PM  

Ohhh wonderful photos!! Good emotion captured there... I think the Bokeh is really good!

May 5, 2009 at 11:11 PM  

The kids are cute, but the flower is definitely bokeh!

May 5, 2009 at 11:17 PM  

The third and fourth shot are most definitely bokeh, and very well done at that. I love your "heart" picture too. Great job this week.

May 6, 2009 at 1:57 AM  

Well done. This was certainly a tough challenge this week. I really like the flower shot. Cute family :)

May 6, 2009 at 9:24 AM  

Oooh these are really good. Now I have Bokeh-envy-itis...

May 6, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

I think your eagle bokeh was well done. Nice work.

May 8, 2009 at 12:34 PM  

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