Friday, July 26, 2013

Flickr Samplr #19: Bokeh

In photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light".

However, differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distracting—"good" and "bad" bokeh, respectively. Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field.

Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions. And here, a gallery of stunning bokeh photography examples were selected from our Flickr group's pool. You can find much more of bokeh photographs in our Shooting Film group here.

spring green by jimmay bones

untitled by skippedheartbeats

Never Let Me Go by My . December

Petite ceinture. by -MRGT

Summer post by Stephen Dowling

Then July came by Fabio Sabatini

000006 by Clover Le [film]

000012 by adrian.celmer

olympus 35rc by reza tool

Đâu đó ở Sài Gòn (Somewhere in Saigon) by Nobita - ^0^

untitled by n.white1

ilex aquifolium by joao pestana

i did promise a color version. by

Leaf litter by Laura Mary

Sakura by 紅襪熊 (・ᴥ・)

the road home by damiec

untitled by *setsuna

The way of the days by Zeb Andrews

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1 comment :

  1. "Petite ceinture. by -MRGT" has no bokeh. I think someone is confusing internal reflections in the lens with out of focus specular highlights.