Bokeh

Posted: November 23, 2014 in BOKEH, digital, DOF, film, MANUAL FOCUS LENSES, PHOTOGRAPHY

Bokeh!!!

Lens Dreams coming to life.

 

So you like photos with out of focus or blurry parts that separate your subject from the background and can also allow you to utilize a not-so-photogenic background in your image—but because of its diffused blur, it helps to “highlight” the subject, not detract from it.
 So you Want Bokeh. 
Bokeh comes from the Japanese word boke (ボケ), which means “blur” or “haze”, or boke-aji, the “blur quality.”
Bokeh is defined as “the effect of a soft out-of-focus background that you get when shooting a subject, using a fast lens, at the widest aperture, such as f/2.8 or wider.” Simply put, bokeh is the pleasing or aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur in a photograph.
Although bokeh is actually a characteristic of a photograph, the lens used determines the shape and size of the visible bokeh. Usually seen more in highlights, bokeh is affected by the shape of the diaphragm blades (the aperture) of the lens. A lens with more circular shaped blades will have rounder, softer orbs of out-of-focus highlights, whereas a lens with an aperture that is more hexagonal in shape will reflect that shape in the highlights.
Well you can google bokeh, and find a gazilion posts and reviews on the matter and technicalities of Bokeh in photography. But what I just want, Is to showcase some of my photos with this characteristic.
Please enjoy…
Ilford HP5, SP1000, Rodinal 1:100, Semistand,Scan From Print

E420

D3200

D3200

E420

D3200

E420

Happy Shooting
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