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Challenge: Bokeh (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: 2005
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2
Location: Dining Room Table
Date: Jan 7, 2005
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: ISO 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2005

Post-processed with Paint Shop Pro 9

Rotate, USM, Burn one small hot spot, Border, Resize

Place: 118 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.4474
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2927
Avg (non-participants): 5.6286
Views since voting: 941
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 228
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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01/17/2005 07:46:12 AM
He-he, at least I stirred the curiosity of one member - eh Martin (nsbca7). ;-)
01/17/2005 01:42:58 AM
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Last day of voting on the Bokeh challenge and STILL discussing bokeh and the various definitions. This has certainly been a hot topic. :-) I'm not proclaiming to be an expert, FAR FAR from it - but I do like to see all sides represented fairly, especially when the subject matter is actively being voted on in a current challenge.

Therefore - here is a definition of bokeh that I find interesting and should be considered by active voters.

The following is an excerpt from What is Bokeh by KenRockwell.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30049/thumb/134927.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30049/thumb/134927.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' Fig. 1. Poor Bokeh. This is a greatly magnified blur circle showing very poor bokeh. Note how the edge is sharply defined and even emphasized for a point that is supposed to be out-of-focus, and that the center is dim.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30049/thumb/134928.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30049/thumb/134928.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' Fig 2. Neutral Bokeh. This is a a technically perfect and evenly illuminated blur circle. This isn't good either for bokeh, because the edge is still well defined. Out-of-focus objects, either points of light or lines, can effectively create reasonably sharp lines in the image due to the edges of the sharp blur circle. This is the blur circle from with most modern lenses designed to be "perfect."

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30049/thumb/134929.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30049/thumb/134929.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' Fig. 3. Good Bokeh. Here is what we want. This is great for bokeh since the edge is completely undefined. This also is the result of the same spherical aberration, but in the opposite direction, of the poor example seen in Fig. 1. This is where art and engineering start to diverge, since the better looking image is the result of an imperfection. Perfect bokeh demands a Gaussian blur circle distribution, and lenses are designed for the neutral example shown in 2.) above.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/14/2005 03:36:04 PM
Good title!
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01/11/2005 09:31:47 PM
Nice shot, and you do understand Bokeh!
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01/11/2005 11:46:23 AM
I like the idea here, I do not think though that the white piggy is working very well here (5)
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01/10/2005 03:02:25 PM
The piggie is kind of scary. All that change is impressive. Looks like you have some kind of sloping surface that you've piled it on. The busyness of the background does complement the plain white of the piggie well.
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01/10/2005 11:25:38 AM
more backlighting i think would have gotten more nice boke. nice idea.
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