Saturday, January 25, 2014

Wonderful Shots with Swirly 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.

The 'swirly bokeh' results are made from astigmatism in some of the MF lenses. They made the image looks like the background is spinning. One of the famous lenses that can produce swirly bokeh are Helios lenses made in the USSR. When you stop down the aperture, it goes away.

To get 'swirly bokeh' in your pictures you need 'bokeh' in the background, so that you'll be able to see the 'swirl' effect (e.g. bokeh of light coming between the street lights, grass or leaves...) If the background is plain or lined then you might not have it.

Here are some of the sample shots of swirly bokeh:

untitled by *Cyrus`*

momiji world by yocca

r001-009 by Stepanova

Sweet, bitter cold by [ibnu.said]

tried to catch some snow by Liis Klammer

° by 333Bracket

colour drizzle (yes, i'm a dreamer) by Prinka Saraswati

Happy ♥ by Phan Hữu Lập Photography !♥

(0031) by hey.poggy

shoe got stuck into my GX by daffie @ flickr

untitled by sol exposure

The Leaf by Carsten D

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