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Aug 07, 2013 11:24 |  #3181

So seeing as this is called post your best bokeh, you must think that they are all the best?




  
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Aug 07, 2013 13:07 |  #3182

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Aug 07, 2013 15:51 |  #3183

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Aug 07, 2013 18:41 |  #3184

dexy101 wrote in post #16188445 (external link)
So seeing as this is called post your best bokeh, you must think that they are all the best?

I think lots of folks are posting photo's just because they can; best blur is in the eye of the beholder


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Aug 07, 2013 19:20 |  #3185

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I think lots of folks are posting photo's just because they can; best blur is in the eye of the beholder

I agree with this statement. Best or not, clearly many people don't understand the real meaning of the word "bokeh". But I won't open that can of worms as I'm sure "bokeh vs. Blur" has been debated for way longer than I have been around this forum. I also find it kind of funny that there are two virtually identical threads for "bokeh" images.

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Aug 07, 2013 20:45 as a reply to  @ idsurfer's post |  #3186

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Aug 07, 2013 22:33 |  #3187

Blurry photos have nothing in focus, how could anyone misunderstand the difference between the two? If what the photog wanted in focus is in focus, then it wouldn't be blur. I haven't seen many pics here with nothing at all in focus. I am finding that I like to have recognizable shapes in the bokeh, nothing more beautiful that some dark mansion or house in the distance but still brooding over the entire scene. I love the mood those shapes can cast of the feeling of a pic.

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I agree with this statement. Best or not, clearly many people don't understand the real meaning of the word "bokeh". But I won't open that can of worms as I'm sure "bokeh vs. Blur" has been debated for way longer than I have been around this forum. I also find it kind of funny that there are two virtually identical threads for "bokeh" images.

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Aug 07, 2013 23:19 as a reply to  @ guitarjeff's post |  #3188

A couple more.

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Aug 08, 2013 00:10 |  #3189

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Aug 08, 2013 08:04 |  #3190

guitarjeff wrote in post #16190033 (external link)
Blurry photos have nothing in focus, how could anyone misunderstand the difference between the two? If what the photog wanted in focus is in focus, then it wouldn't be blur. I haven't seen many pics here with nothing at all in focus. I am finding that I like to have recognizable shapes in the bokeh, nothing more beautiful that some dark mansion or house in the distance but still brooding over the entire scene. I love the mood those shapes can cast of the feeling of a pic.

I was not referring to a blurry photo. The post above mine used the word blur to refer to the background blur. The inaccuracy that people tend to have is that they use the words "bokeh and blur" synonymously. A quick google search will help someone differentiate between the two. On a side note, i share the same feelings as you about the type of "out of focus" background i find interesting. I actually like to be able to distinguish what it is while having the subject pop out in the foreground.


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Aug 08, 2013 17:02 |  #3193

I see, and yeah, I agree. It is incredible how shapes of things we recognize can impact the emotion in a photo. I seem to recall some old movie poster of the "Texas Chainsaw" movie i think and that darn house haunted me for years. I guess I saw it at a tender age, lol.

I was just thinking earlier that it might be cool to have like a bird model thing, something that looks very real like a taxidermy bird and be able to set it somewhere and then do creative things with shapes in the background. Hmm. Even live birds are frozen in photos, so a taxidermy bird with a stand could be fun, for a few shots anyway.

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I was not referring to a blurry photo. The post above mine used the word blur to refer to the background blur. The inaccuracy that people tend to have is that they use the words "bokeh and blur" synonymously. A quick google search will help someone differentiate between the two. On a side note, i share the same feelings as you about the type of "out of focus" background i find interesting. I actually like to be able to distinguish what it is while having the subject pop out in the foreground.




  
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Aug 08, 2013 22:32 |  #3195

My impression of what i thought bokeh was about

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