Bokeh – the big spots in the background. Yesterday I was at my folk’s place, playing around with my SLR and the big 18-200mm lens. Noticed when I tried to pull off a macro shot that the bokeh was wild.
I’m not normally one for doing bokeh – it can be beautiful in the hands of a master, but I’ve seen a lot of gimicky things. Thinks that I’d doubtlessly love to play with, mind you – but don’t feel honest to me.
This pic is different. I noticed the effect and worked with it until I got what I wanted. Then the wind blew & spoiled the composition. Three times in a row.
A more patient photographer would have waited, but I was without tripod. So consider this good enough: a sample of boken, and a reminder: just a week ago, this tree just barely had leaves on it. Pretty amazing how quickly the flowers came out.