Gerbera Daisy meets Bokeh.
I am pleased to announce that I am co-hosting a new challenge with Weliveinaflat.com. It’s pretty awesome… it’s all about picking your very best photo of the week and submitting it… and then if you want, using an app to edit it for the theme of the week. Check out the guidelines here. My friend JX at weliveinaflat is really stretching me to learn more editing techniques using apps and I’m really excited. Let’s see what I can do with this gerbera daisy.
This week’s treatment is Bokeh.
Bokeh describes the rendition of out-of-focus points of light.
Bokeh is different from sharpness. Sharpness is what happens at the point of best focus. Bokeh is what happens away from the point of best focus.
Bokeh describes the appearance, or “feel,” of out-of-focus areas. Bokeh is not how far something is out-of-focus, bokeh is the character of whatever blur is there.
Please refer to JX’s post about Bokeh, she has a wonderful description and ideas on how to create your own bokeh effects.
As for me, first I present what I consider the best photo I took this week, the underside of a daisy from the fresh bouquet my husband gave me over the weekend.
This original image actually has some natural bokeh, but I chose to do more. Here is the same photograph edited in Pixlr Express, adding a softened bokeh effect.
In the second image I imagine fairies are dancing beneath the gerbera daisy and their light shines on the underside of the petals of the flower.
Please join me and Weliveinaflat.com with our first Snappy H’appy Challenge. Head over there to find out the guidelines for this first challenge AND to add your entry for the week. She has some wonderful information about bokeh.
As always I welcome your comments on this and any other part of my blog.