Friday My Town Shoot-Out is a sharing of photos and perspectives from communities all over the world. This week's topic was "bokeh", chosen by T. All photos, but the last, were taken in and around Athens, OH.
The actual topic of this post, however is "not bokeh", because I just did not get the desired effect. I think I have finally grocked the essence of bokeh, but I haven't figured out how to manage it on my camera. Yet. Here is what wikipedia says about bokeh:
In photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light."
I was focused (haha, as it were) on the blur, and less of the "points of light", which I think might be more where this effect lies. In any case, I enjoyed what I found, so I'll share it anyway!! Please click on the link above to follow the links to other photographers' blogs and their results of the "bokeh".
These first three I was so enjoying the juxtaposition of close stillness in the foreground and the movement in the background. It was a good metaphor for my everyday (hm...except that stillness is sometimes waaaaaaaay over there instead of this closely in focus.).
This last one was taken two weeks ago in Oregon...my first attempt was maybe my closest!!