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Project 52 - 4 - 16 Light - Bokeh Highlights
Posted By: photolady95, 01-09-2012, 06:22 AM

Theme for this week. Light-Bokeh Highlights


Time Frame: pictures for Week 16 are to be taken between January 8 through January 15, 2012.

PROJECT 52 - 4
Following are the Rules and Weekly Projects for year 4. Thanks goes to Dan (DanLoc78) for getting this going, and to Rob (Mithrandir) for hosting year 3.
Between year 2 and 3 there are some weeks without P52. This is just for practical reasons,

Rules :
1. Anyone and everyone who is interested is eligible. The goal continues to be
to have fun and share comments, concepts, insights, and techniques with fellow
Pentaxians.
2. Each week will feature a Theme and Sub-concept for you to explore.
3. Post your single picture in Project 52-4 thread for the week. Explain what
motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly
theme.
4. Some post-processing is OK (adjusting white balance, exposure, color
saturation), but let's try to stay away from heavily PP'ed images here. Try to
keep the creativity to photographic techniques and the captures themselves.
5. There is one “Theme Concept” labeled “black and white,” but feel free to post
black and white, sepia, monotone, etc., for any of the other themes.
6. The picture you post should be taken during the week in which the theme is
active to be eligible for judging.
7. Any picture taken within the period of P52-4 is acceptable for the two “Seasonal” competitions – Projects 52-3-51 & 52!
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I have the honour of judging this weeks competition on Bokeh Highlights. I am a bit of a hack when it comes to photography, learning as I go so I thought I better do some reading on the theme. I found lots of great articles so I thought I'd share a couple just in case someone might be interested.

40 Beautiful Examples of Bokeh Photography | Inspiration


DSLR Bokeh Tutorial « robertsdonovan.com


and our very own "Bokeh Club" https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/132843-bokeh-club-52.html

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Thanks for hosting, tessfully, and for the helpful hints. I'm going to jump in with a shot of a carving titled "Dancing Bear" by Manitoba artist Stone Boy. Blurred foreground and background are just the mantle reflection and shadows on the window blind. K-5, and SMC Takumar 85/1.8 @ f2.8.
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OK, i'm game. A 15 second exposure of the lesser known Pike Place Market sign in Seattle. I wanted to capture a sliver of the life that goes on at the Market. I think the Bokeh in this shot is rather pleasant =o]

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OK, I'll bite...

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Here's mine for now, though I might switch it later.



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And mine. I tend to prefer busier bokeh than many do so for this challenge I chose something smoother but still revealing something of the background scenery.

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Church flowers with Christmas lights
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Challenge closes tonight at midnight. Thanks to everyone who participated!!
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