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.