This week’s Sunday Still’s challenge is bokeh. My first time authoring a challenge, I’m very excited to see what everyone came up with! A big thank you to Linda and Ed for the opportunity to submit our ideas for future challenges. I recently became
obsessed interested in bokeh once I realized how much depth of field really effected a photo, and how much better the SX20 handled shallow depth of field than my previous camera. Now I could pretty much consistently get the blurred background when I wanted, not just occasionally. Push the limits of your equipment, you might be surprised at what you learn and what your camera can do!
For an added mini challenge, the next time you’re watching your favorite TV show, especially if the characters are outside, see if you can spot the bokeh in the background.
Barn cat “helping” by walking into the frame is optional…
Some moss on the rock pillar at the bottom of the shop stairs.
One from the archives (yikes, I cut off part of the left flower!), when I didn’t quite understand bokeh and how to create it.
Very nice photos.
You have an amazing talent. Yours are as good as, or even better than, those done by the pros. Great job!
Nice shots! I’m glad you did this challenge. It looks like a lot of folks are looking it up and learning something new :-).
I really love the truck one! Very very cool looking.
These are all great captures. The truck one is may favorite as well. : ) Thanks for the challenge.
This is a great post! If its the beauty of the first 2 shots that tingled me, the wonder in the last shot amazed me!
Anytime you have an idea for a challenge…………bring it on! Great images.
Thanks for suggesting this challenge, I enjoyed learning something new. Love that last shot.
love the first one, well done
The last one is very bokeh, my fav
I tried leaving a comment last night but my silly ipad goofed it! I like the first shot a lot but that second one is pretty special in terms of composition. it’s unusual and i like that!
as far as the berries in my bokeh post, i don’t know what they are. they are at the end of an already harvested orchard (apple i think) and i think these were just additional plants of some sort. i see them around other vines as well, such as grape vines or other fruit orchards. as if they are there for a specific reason. i’ll ask my brother, he may know since he’s into plants!