Having just stumbled across Paul @ Photo Genius and his monthly challenges I was prompted to join in and go in search of some Bokeh on a country lane walk.
bokeh (/ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə or /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay; Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in out-of-focus parts of an image. Bokeh has also been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”.
It was mid afternoon and the sun was as splendid as only an Autumn light can be – the trouble was it was also a very breezy somewhat blustery afternoon
Whenever you shoot with a lens wide open, check to make sure the subject is sharp. At wide apertures, just slight movement can throw the entire subject out of focus.creativelive.com
Your telling me, and here was I trying to shoot close up with wide aperture in stronger and stronger winds….but all good photographers go with the flow! I decided to capture natural blur instead by standing in a field of maize. No wonder art tries to imitate nature sometimes
And of course, Bokeh works well in monochrome without the distraction of colour!
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Introspectives: thinking out loud with an aim to improve and learn more about photography. Hence the images are not always for show – feedback is welcome.