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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    "Waiting at the Mosque"

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    A word close to my heart:

    "Dotty"

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    Love this nightshot of colour circles.
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    QUOTE=woodmancy;143445]This one is called:

    "Three thousand, three hundred and thirty steps to heaven"

    After the late and great Eddie Cochran

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    [/QUOTE]


    Some time ago I made a similar shot, like your tiling shot, of a facade, but didn't post it because I preferred the in focus version of it. See the 2 following.







    After looking at your photograph I did move some handles in Lightroom and after that some flipping and copying in PS and this is the outcome.
    What do you think? Is this within the rules of bokehgraphy?

    - Artificial heat -
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    QUOTE=woodmancy;143445]This one is called:

    "Three thousand, three hundred and thirty steps to heaven"

    After the late and great Eddie Cochran

    Keith



    Some time ago I made a similar shot, like your tiling shot, of a facade, but didn't post it because I preferred the in focus version of it. See the 2 following.







    After looking at your photograph I did move some handles in Lightroom and after that some flipping and copying in PS and this is the outcome.
    What do you think? Is this within the rules of bokehgraphy?

    - Artificial heat -
    [/QUOTE]

    Well, it sure is different, isn't it? And, as I have said before, the photographer is an artist and should use whatever tools he or she needs to get a result that pleases them.
    Having said that people in the art world don't call Picasso an impressionist, even though he did a few works in his time that could be called that.
    So what is Bokehgraphy? I don't think it has been tightly defined yet, although we have much more scope for classification now, than we did when I started this post.
    My original idea was to create picture that directed the viewer to out of focus
    imagery rather than stuff that was technically in focus. One very important thing I've learned through this exercise is that an out of focus image provides much more scope for creativity in post processing, and that is a very important part of any classification we can come up with.
    There are many, many, lovely images in the Getdpi galleries that fit perfectly in this thread, but people have not put them there. So, we don't claim to be anything new, but we are focusing on what can be done with certain objectives in mind.
    BTW, as a viewer, I like all three of your images. That's great, 2 minutes of shooting time, and three totally different impressions of the same subject!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Some time ago I made a similar shot, like your tiling shot, of a facade, but didn't post it because I preferred the in focus version of it. See the 2 following.

    After looking at your photograph I did move some handles in Lightroom and after that some flipping and copying in PS and this is the outcome.
    What do you think? Is this within the rules of bokehgraphy?
    Michiel:

    Here is my original image for Eddie Cochran's "Three . . . . Steps to Heaven" BTW the out of focus is intentional.

    As you see, it is a two dimensional work by someone who wanted it to represent three dimensions. I used the OOF image and worked with it in Lightroom to get away from it's literal two dimensional reality to a Bokehgraph that suggest three dimensions.
    Your original image is of a subject that has three dimensions, and in your final iterartion I think it has two dimensions, and has no more a relation to it's subject - which is what Bokehraphy is all about.

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    Keith, it would have been nice if the little boy was somewhere in the middle of this geometric universe.

    Tryed to shape my own little universe this afternoon. here's an example.

    - Universe -

    G1 + Vivitar Macro converter + OM 50/1.4

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    I finally shot something to contribute to this great thread - excellent images , everyone! This image (I'll call "Chase") was captured using the E520 and Zeiss S-Planar 60/2.8 Makro.

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    Hi Winkel, nice (Hitchcock) shot. Welcome!
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    Came across these oldies who I think do just fine in this thread.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Keith, it would have been nice if the little boy was somewhere in the middle of this geometric universe.
    G1 + Vivitar Macro converter + OM 50/1.4
    Yes, and this is an "out take" - I wanted him in the middle. But he was moving too fast.
    I did not process this image but, looking at it again, I'll have a try :sleep006:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryMK View Post
    Came across these oldies who I think do just fine in this thread.
    They do indeed - seems like you have been focusing (or defocusing ) on this longer than we have.

    I vote for number three

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winkel View Post
    I finally shot something to contribute to this great thread - excellent images , everyone! This image (I'll call "Chase") was captured using the E520 and Zeiss S-Planar 60/2.8 Makro.
    Being in Ottawa, Winkel is going to be the first to show us cold, bright, snowy, bokehgraphs Haven't seen posts from Siberia yet Unfortunately my wife wants to go to an Art Exhibit there soon, so I may be the first to do it

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    Michiel, I think your "Hitchcock" descriptor is very accurate! That shot gives me a slight unsettled feeling.

    LOL...Woodmancy, you've got me thinking of all the bokeh possibilities with snow. Time to get the skis waxed!

    Here's a shot that may remind you of the cold and snow:


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    "Boats and Bar"

    G1 with Pentax 50/1.4

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    Dynamic Motion:


    E-P1 with Canon 50/0.95

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbazz View Post
    Dynamic Motion:


    E-P1 with Canon 50/0.95

    Cheers!

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    Nice one, Abbazz!

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    "Ready to Ride the Steps"

    G1 with Kit lens

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    Nice one, Abbazz!
    Thank you for your kind comments.

    Cheers!

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    Hi Keith, Michiel, Jerry, Winkel, and Abbazz,
    Beautiful bokehgraphs! There is so much enthusiasm and creativity expressed in your images!

    G1 + Leica R 50mm Summicron. "White Flowers".


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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Quote Originally Posted by Leica 77 View Post
    Hi Keith, Michiel, Jerry, Winkel, and Abbazz,
    Beautiful bokehgraphs! There is so much enthusiasm and creativity expressed in your images!

    G1 + Leica R 50mm Summicron. "White Flowers".

    Leica: Lovely colors and sensitivity in this one.

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    Leica: Lovely colors and sensitivity in this one.

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    Hi My Mentor and Friend Keith,

    Many thanks for your positive comments! Much appreciated!

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    G1 + Leica R 50mm Summicron. "Yellow Bud".


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    G1 + Leica R 50mm Summicron. "Orchids"


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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    "Ready to Ride the Steps"

    G1 with Kit lens

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    Yeah, that's nice. The input of an extra story.
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    BTW Like your forelast post too with the typical watercolor effect.

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    G1 + Leica R 50mm Summicron. "Boutique".



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    One more from the Canon 50/0.95.

    Excentrifugal Force:



    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leica 77 View Post
    G1 + Leica R 50mm Summicron. "Boutique".


    Very nice one Leica77. One in your more scientific serie, so to speak.
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    And one from me.

    - On the road -

    G1 +Zeiss Sonnar 135/3.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbazz View Post
    One more from the Canon 50/0.95.

    Excentrifugal Force:



    Cheers!

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    Hi Abbazz,

    Excellent bokehgraph! Beautiful colors! The Canon 50/0.95 is quite an astonishing lens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    And one from me.

    - On the road -

    G1 +Zeiss Sonnar 135/3.5
    Hi Michiel,

    I love your road series! The Zeiss Sonnar lens produces wonderful bokeh! Outstanding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    "Ready to Ride the Steps"

    G1 with Kit lens

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    Hi Keith,

    This is quite a geometric pattern! I have never seen such a pavement! Most unusual image to say the least!

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    Hi Abbazz,

    Excellent bokehgraph! Beautiful colors! The Canon 50/0.95 is quite an astonishing lens!
    My kind of Bokehgraph, Abbazz. Well done

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    "Black Sea Building with Bush"

    G1 with Pentax 50/1.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    "Black Sea Building with Bush"

    G1 with Pentax 50/1.4

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    Hi Keith,

    Beautiful bokeh on the roof and around the bush! Your Pentax 50/1.4 lens never fails!

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    "Hydrangea"

    First photo with my new(old) Nikkor 55/1.4 Macro

    Nothing macro about this image

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    "Bridge and Boats"
    G1 with Pentax 50/1.4

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Late to the party but hopefully this conforms to the 75/25 rule (although, despite looking through the thread, I'm still not quite sure what the 75/25 rule is ).

    G1 with Pen F 42/1.2


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathon Delacour View Post
    Late to the party but hopefully this conforms to the 75/25 rule (although, despite looking through the thread, I'm still not quite sure what the 75/25 rule is ).

    G1 with Pen F 42/1.2

    Welcome Johathon - your image is beautiful and meets the 75/25 rule

    The rule was my first attempt to get people to post images that were focused more on out of focus than in focus. Some people call it the FOOFF rule (see post 83)

    But things are pretty loose around here. There might be trouble if someone posted an Ansel Adams replica

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    Thanks to Keith and Leica 77 for the words of encouragement. Here are a few more with the Canon 50/0.95:


    Fernsehen


    Grave/frivolous


    Self-bokehgraph

    Cheers!

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    Love the ferns but you will always be known for the first one to do a self-bokehgraph.

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    "Dust-Bokehgraph ?"

    Took my G1 and Nikkor 55/3.5 into the garden and shot these two bokehgraphs just two minutes apart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbazz View Post
    Thanks to Keith and Leica 77 for the words of encouragement. Here are a few more with the Canon 50/0.95:


    Fernsehen


    Grave/frivolous


    Self-bokehgraph

    Cheers!

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    Hi Abbazz,

    Once again, your bokehgraphs are fantastic! I really like the bokeh produced by the Canon 50/0.95 lens. As Keith mentioned, your self bokeh portrait is the first in this thread. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    "Dust-Bokehgraph ?"

    Took my G1 and Nikkor 55/3.5 into the garden and shot these two bokehgraphs just two minutes apart

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    Hi Keith,

    Wonderful bokehgraph! As you know, the Micro Nikkor 55/3.5 is one of my favorite lenses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leica 77 View Post
    Hi Keith,

    Wonderful bokehgraph! As you know, the Micro Nikkor 55/3.5 is one of my favorite lenses!
    Yes - the lens is very good. In this case I was just testing and my favorite image is the second, but what are all those little spots? Are they on the sensor, or the lens? I've never cleaned a sensor in my life. I took six of these images,and the spots are all in the same place.

    The image was taken at f16 and about 1/20s with deliberate movement of the camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Yes - the lens is very good. In this case I was just testing and my favorite image is the second, but what are all those little spots? Are they on the sensor, or the lens? I've never cleaned a sensor in my life. I took six of these images,and the spots are all in the same place.

    The image was taken at f16 and about 1/20s with deliberate movement of the camera.

    Keith
    I've figured it out - it is the sensor. I was concerned that with so much lens changing there would be dust, but I have never noticed it. It was just the quirky conditions of this Bokehgraph (shooting into the sun with a small aperture that showed it up)

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    Once again, your bokehgraphs are fantastic! I really like the bokeh produced by the Canon 50/0.95 lens. As Keith mentioned, your self bokeh portrait is the first in this thread. Cheers!
    Thanks again, Leica 77. I find this thread very stimulating.

    The self portrait is not really a bokehgraph, because technically the picture is properly focused. In fact, I shot my reflection on a stainless steel pillar in front of a bank, then I stretched the picture in Photoshop. Here's the original capture:



    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbazz View Post
    Thanks again, Leica 77. I find this thread very stimulating.

    The self portrait is not really a bokehgraph, because technically the picture is properly focused. In fact, I shot my reflection on a stainless steel pillar in front of a bank, then I stretched the picture in Photoshop. Here's the original capture:



    Cheers!

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    That is really sneaky!

    You are really testing the system. This is the original rule

    The rule was my first attempt to get people to post images that were focused more on out of focus than in focus. Some people call it the FOOFF rule

    But you are focusing on an in-focus image of and out-of-focus image, which is FFOOF.

    There are people in this thread that can't handle the subtle difference between FOOFF and FFOOF - I'm one of them. So that must be worked out. (someone will come up with a FFOOFF, I know it )

    But your original image would sneak through the editorial board. The first on would not - definitely no stretching allowed .

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    Quote Originally Posted by drxcm View Post

    Welcome drxcm:

    I love them both. The first reminds me of the style of Leica77's "Elizabeth".
    Second is just a delightful pure abstract, simple and colorful. Good example of two distinct styles of bokehgraphy..

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