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03-19-2019, 06:02 AM   #14641
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\ / n E r v e / \ R a T T L i n g % bokeh



While not creamy, the bokeh in the earlier posted bedspring image wasn't bad, this shot also taken with the Promaster AF Aspehrical f/3.5-5.6 28-80mm has what I would call a rather jarring background! In the spring shot, the randomly leaning and criss-crossing of dried vegetation, as well, as other rusty metal, didn't make a terribly distracting background. In this case, the rectangular patterns of fence posts, fence wire, a gate produced a very different kind of bokeh result. I post this as a warning for others trying to squeeze what might pass as close-ups of large objects shooting this lens wide open at 80mm--sometimes it might work nicely, sometimes not so well. It's the kind of "bokeh" that might make some viewers re-apply their denture adhesive after looking at it too long.


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As you suggest, it really works for this shot

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As you suggest, it really works for this shot
I meant the lens really works for the other shot, of the rusty bed springs, unless you want to shake up viewer's nerves.
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The purple background is different but I do like the photo, crisp and clean.
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Great shot!
Thank you both.

I post the photos below thinking of Rupert. We've had our differences in the past, I remember I was quite harsh once when replying to one of his posts but then he bought supporter for me! He was such a character. Anyway, I promised myself that one day I will post some squirrels so here goes.





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QuoteOriginally posted by goatsNdonkey Quote
It's the kind of "bokeh" that might make some viewers re-apply their denture adhesive after looking at it too long.
No wonder it is claimed that "good" bokeh is subjective - I find that fence and barn in the back to give a very interesting background, one that provides a great layer for the focused subject to pop in the foreground.

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And there goes Pepperberry again, making me crave lunch *right after* I ate breakfast!
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More snow backed by bokeh. With luck, the last snow for this winter.
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No wonder it is claimed that "good" bokeh is subjective - I find that fence and barn in the back to give a very interesting background, one that provides a great layer for the focused subject to pop in the foreground.
I'll accept "interesting" as a description for it. It even could be considered a puzzle--can you find the silhouetted donkey shape in the background, hiding in all of that horizontal and vertical cross-hatching?

If we want creamy bokeh, that enhances the main subject and the overall picture, without being distracting, however, well....this falls a bit short of that standard. Of course, this thread shows so many kinds of bokeh that it does challenge any strict set of rules of standards for what can be good bokeh. Maybe more people will like the bokeh in this one than I would expect!
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More snow backed by bokeh. With luck, the last snow for this winter.
You must have taken this in that fleeting lilac hour between the golden and blue hours ;-)

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You must have taken this in that fleeting lilac hour between the golden and blue hours ;-)
I'll share a little secret, for lilac hour you need to go to Franktown at the end of May

just don't forget your camera

... and bug spray
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I'll share a little secret, for lilac hour you need to go to Franktown at the end of May

just don't forget your camera

... and bug spray
I have golfed there at the Beckwith Golf Course....nastah
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You must have taken this in that fleeting lilac hour between the golden and blue hours ;-)
Freudian need to see the lilacs blooming again.
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London? I hope these invasive grey squirrels won't swim across the English Channel
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London? I hope these invasive grey squirrels won't swim across the English Channel
Yes, it's Regent's Park.
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