Sunday, November 14, 2010

bokeh addict


Hello everyone. My name is maureen and I'm a bokeh addict. There. It's out. Bokeh was almost the sole reason for my desire for a DSLR. I wanted to be able to take those cool photos with the blurry background I saw on Flickr and blogs. Before I really understood what bokeh is, or how it's done, I knew that's what I wanted to capture. I couldn't wait to get a nifty-fifty [50mm f/1.8] as soon as I got my camera. I shoot with that lens ninety-eight percent of the time, and ninety-eight percent of the time I shoot f/1.8. I love bokeh background that's silky, smooth, blurred color bokeh and I love bokeh background (and sometimes foreground) that's full of those yummy bokeh circles (or hearts, if you have bokeh fun like Tammy). I'm also beginning to love the challenge of capturing bokeh people in a shot. Yep. It's an addiction, but judging by the Mortal Muse pool, I'm not alone. Oh how I have loved looking at all of the bokeh photos in the Mortal Muse Flickr group. *swoon*

TumblingRun's photo is a lovely example of silky, smooth background bokeh. I paired it with mine to show the same subject, Autumn leaves, brilliant Autumn color, evening light and bokeh done two ways.

As always, thanks so much for participating, for making it so difficult to choose just one photo each time it's my turn here.

♥maureen from cottage 960

Little Leaf
little leaf by tumblingrun

10 comments:

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Both are beautiful shots. I wish I had some autumn color to capture.

Kirstin Mckee said...

You go on with your addiction because I love the results. Both these pics are so well matched. Love it!

And Miles To Go... said...

this is beautiful. Autumn and bokeh are a perfect pairing.

justjulia said...

fabulous photos bokehlicious : )

urban muser said...

great photos! i guess bokeh is a good thing to be addicted to...

Jan said...

Beautiful shots!
I think we all need a bokeh 12-step program. LOL!
nah ... ;)

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

These are gorgeous. They make me miss the seasons, just a bit. :)

Oliag said...

Beautiful! I am inspired to try to capture more bokeh in my photos...

blue elephant photography said...

love the colors! so smooth silky bokehlicious!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Gorgeous photos. Bokeh is pretty much the reason I want a DSLR too :)

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