B&H Cameras posted a wonderful article on ‘Understanding Bokeh‘ today. I recommend you read it. This image is my favorite of only about three such photos I’ve ever attempted. I previously posted it on this site some years back, and on Flickr three years ago. Click image to see full credits, image information and comments on Flickr.
When I took my photo, I did not know what ‘Bokeh’ meant, or why I so liked the result. My friend Richard Wanderman introduced me to this concept. Richard’s photos regularly grace this page, and he’s a master at Bokeh. The linked B&H article does a great job of explaining the concept, history, and backgrounding of the odd terminology (and pronunciation!)
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First Day of Spring by Alex Forbes, on Flickr. iPhone5, February 20, 2014, Oakland, California. A welcome sign on a cool afternoon.
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Juniper, by Alex Forbes, Nikon D100, October 3, 2004, on Flickr. A cropped version of this surfaces every once in a while in the random rotating home page photo headers. It took me an hour to locate the original. My friend Richard and I were having a depth of field discussion and I thought of this old image.
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My friend Art’s front yard, Oakland. By Alex Forbes, On Flickr. iPhone5, June 5, 2013. When I visit my friend Art in my old home town, and weather permits, this is a favorite place to chat, visit and take the occasional photo. Squirrels, blue jays and little songbirds visit regularly.
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Palm Fronds, Phoenix 2013 … Photo by Alex Forbes, on Flickr. Sony RX-100. Not great art, but I never get tired of finding new faces in old subjects. Spring is on the way …
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South Carolina, and the California Desert, February 2013. Photos with my new Sony RX-100. They say we can’t get more quality into a web image with more pixels. This camera sports a 20MP sensor. I’m very pleased with both image quality and color on my new camera. I find a noticeable image improvement over my older “compact point and shoots.” Thanks once again to Richard Wanderman for paving the way.
Snow Over Coachella Valley. Coming down into the Coachella Valley from the Mojave, I caught this great vista. Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.
Tan on Grey. Early morning on the beach, North Myrtle Beach SC 2013 … Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.
Sunrise – Storm Waning. Dawn breaking over the Atlantic, North Myrtle Beach SC 2013. … Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.
Sunrise over the beach, North Myrtle Beach SC 2013. Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.
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Alex writes: “Tom Wells Road, Sonoran Desert outside Quartzite, Arizona. Caught off-road just before sunrise. Still, everywhere you go, it’s getting harder to get away from power transmission towers, telephone poles, dirt RV trails winding around scenic monuments, and the thousands of miles of barbed wire that line the state’s freeways and highways.” … Click image for large 1280×853 hi-resolution downloadable desktop picture. Also browse all images in Alex’s galleries. Most recent: Alex’s Gallery.
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“Springtime in Phoenix” … a cooling reminder for the hot summer months ahead. Panasonic Lumix FX-580 compact digital … Click image for desktop file. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.
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The opportunistic volunteer (on the right) sprang up one day to fill an empty space in the yard. Its parent is the obviously more mature specimen on the left (see DSC_0264). … Nikon D70. Click image for larger file. Also browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.
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Coyote Point, CA at low tide (San Francisco Bay). Leica C-LUX 2 mini digital … Click image for larger file.
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