Wednesday, November 10, 2010

shadow bokeh


No, this bokeh was not created by my lens. This bokeh is nature's own. This summer I noticed that the light, coming through the fully leafed-out trees, created this marvelous bokeh on the path I was walking. Have you ever noticed how shadows can be in or out of focus? (See a companion photo on my blog for another shadow focus effect.) I had never really though of it before... but it's just light, coming through an aperture, at various focal distances. It make me realize that bokeh is not just a photographic effect, it's a light effect, and we can capture it in more ways than just having a wide open aperture in our lens.

Today I chose to pair it with this olive photo, by MrsNodders. I loved the fizzy bubble bokeh she was able to capture in this image. An interesting combination of stillness and motion. I had never thought of bubble bokeh before, now I have to go looking for it myself!

Kat of The Kat Eye View of the World

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{175/365} by Mrs Nodders

12 comments:

Suki said...

beautiful pictures, Kat! i never thought of bokeh produced by anything other than a wide aperture.

Mary said...

I noticed that yesterday actually! The light was shining through one of the trees outside of the window and it made a shadow bokeh on the wall :)

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Bubble Bokeh! This will have to be my next fun assignment. :)

*megula* said...

WOW! Amazing :)

MaggieGem said...

Bubble bokeh is very interesting... I'd never thought of that.

Great post!

Oliag said...

...the thought of boheh being a light effect rather than a photographic effect never occured to me before! What a lovely meditation on light this has given me today!

blue elephant photography said...

i love the shadow bokeh, my husband and i were planning to shoot some shadow bokeh created by trees last weekend but we didn't get to it. the bubble bokeh is interesting too!

Kirstin Mckee said...

We watched shadow bokeh for ages one evening last spring. But bubble bokeh. Any excuse to open a bottle of fizz!

Mrs. Nodders said...

Thank you so much for selecting my olive picture! The best part was after taking that picture I got to enjoy a martini. ;)

Shelle said...

wow very dramatic!

Jamie said...

Wonderful!

April said...

shadow and bubble bokeh, awesomeness!

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