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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

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    Hi My Mentor and Friend Keith,

    This bokehgraph produced by your Pentax 6.5mm no-focus lens is really beautiful. I also like the image produced by your Jupiter lens, with lots of pretty circles. We'll look forward to seeing bokegraphs of Rome, Constantinople, Athens, etc. Have a nice and safe journey! All the best!
    Leica, I promise to do one a day when on my holiday
    Technically I start on my journey at 9:00am Eastern Time. I may do one at Toronto airport, but next opportunity will be London. According to my internet access, I may bunch them (although I really don't like doing that)

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    OK - the last one before I attack my travel project
    This one is called "The Intruder"
    Pentax 50/1.4

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    Micro Nikkor 5.5cm F3.5 Preset Rare First Version. "First Snow Falling" ISO 200. Aperture Wide Open. Another humble contribution to the "Bokehgraphy" before Keith leaves for his European cruise.


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    G1 + Micro Nikkor 5.5cm F3.5 Preset Rare First Version.



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    "Intruder 2"


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    G1 + Leica Summicron M 50mm F2,0. ISO 100. Aperture @ F2,0. "Luminous Snow". Another humble contribution to the fine art of "Bokehgraphy".



    The equipment used.


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    G1 + Summicron M 50mm. Aperture @ F2. ISO 100. "Jellyfish & Star Sand".


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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    I just couldn't resist to participating in the bokeh-fun, and soon found out that making pleasing unsharp pictures is difficult !!!

    Still, here's some of my first experiments.

    with the kitlens 14-45 @ 45mm






    Nikon 50mm f1.4





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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Quote Originally Posted by Leica 77 View Post
    G1 + Summicron M 50mm. Aperture @ F2. ISO 100. "Jellyfish & Star Sand".

    I like the pattern, the concept and the execution. Nice.

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    I just couldn't resist to participating in the bokeh-fun, and soon found out that making pleasing unsharp pictures is difficult !!!

    Still, here's some of my first experiments.



    Nikon 50mm f1.4





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    Hi Rafael,
    Wow, the images produced by your Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens are superb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I like the pattern, the concept and the execution. Nice.
    Hi My Friend Vivek,
    Many thanks for your kind comments!

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    Do not leave me!

    Zeiss Planar 60/2.8


    Where are my glasses?

    Pentacon 50/1.8


    Connected

    Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 50/2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Do not leave me!

    Zeiss Planar 60/2.8


    Where are my glasses?

    Pentacon 50/1.8


    Connected

    Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 50/2.8
    Hi My Friend Michiel,
    These images (bokehgraphs) are extraordinary! It seems like the lenses appear to have "kinship" relationships with each other. Some look like close relatives and others are like distant relatives, in terms of the way they produce various kinds of bokeh. Your images are beautiful and powerful!

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    Holiday Inn at Heatrow - Friday:

    Since I left Canada and arrived in the UK we have some Bokehgraph masterpieces

    Leica - "Jellyfish . . . " is a gem
    Raf - "Last Roses" is my favorite, smacks of impressionism. Would look lovely in print
    Michael: Has to be "Connected" So far this double line stuff is turning out to be beautiful. Yours is wonderful - loads of tones, layers, and shapes. You can look at if for hours.

    Keith

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

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    Holiday Inn at Heatrow - Friday:

    Since I left Canada and arrived in the UK we have some Bokehgraph masterpieces

    Leica - "Jellyfish . . . " is a gem
    Raf - "Last Roses" is my favorite, smacks of impressionism. Would look lovely in print
    Michael: Has to be "Connected" So far this double line stuff is turning out to be beautiful. Yours is wonderful - loads of tones, layers, and shapes. You can look at if for hours.

    Keith
    Hi, My Mentor and Friend Keith,
    Great to hear from you and learn that you have safely arrived in UK. As you noted, we have recently had excellent contributions from our good friends Rafael and Michiel. Hope to hear from you again soon!

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    G1 + Zeiss Opton Sonnar 50mm F1,5. ISO 100. Aperture @ F1,5. "Siblings"


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    G1 + Leica Summicron M 50mm. Aperture @ F2.0, ISO 100. "Cocoon".


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    G1 + Leica Summicron M 50mm. Aperture @ F2. ISO 100. "Milky way".


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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    This one is with Nikon 105 f2.5, wide open :



    Have a nice weekend,
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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    This one is with Nikon 105 f2.5, wide open :



    Have a nice weekend,
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    Hi Rafael,
    Wow! The Nikon 105 f2.5 lens is my old time favorite! Have a nice weekend, my friend!

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    Holiday Inn - Heathrow, Saturday. Panasonic 45-200, 180mm

    "Morning Light"

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    Flying into...

    OM Zuiko 50 f1.4 on E-P1

    __________________________________________________
    Part of the Wonderland
    see more ( NSFW ) on : http://www.klaweide.de

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    My little ghosts

    Old OM Zuiko 50 f1.4 on E-P1

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    Quote Originally Posted by kweide View Post
    Flying into...

    OM Zuiko 50 f1.4 on E-P1
    Now Kweide - that is one picture isn't it

    Again, lovely colours on the second one. Keep them coming.

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    Two more with the Nikon 105mm f2.5, wide open !





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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Holiday Inn - Heathrow, Saturday. Panasonic 45-200, 180mm

    "Morning Light"

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    Fantastic morning light, Keith! You must be having fun at Heathrow! All the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    Two more with the Nikon 105mm f2.5, wide open !




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    This bokehgraph is nice and subtle!

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    My little ghosts

    Old OM Zuiko 50 f1.4 on E-P1

    Hi kweide,
    I wish I could see your images. Somehow, my link to your images gets blocked...

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    G1 + Nikon 50mm F1.8. AI. ISO 100. Aperture Wide Open. "Tahitian Pearls".


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    G1 + Nikon 50mm F1.8. AI. Aperture F4.0 ISO 100. "It's a gray area".


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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    I see some great examples coming by but also some just OOF's... I really think the best way to show a good Bokeh is have a subject in focus and the for of background rendered. This going more and more about artistic OOF's.

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Quote Originally Posted by Leica 77 View Post
    G1 + Nikon 50mm F1.8. AI. ISO 100. Aperture Wide Open. "Tahitian Pearls".

    I love your "Tahitian Pearls", Leica77 !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryMK View Post
    I see some great examples coming by but also some just OOF's... I really think the best way to show a good Bokeh is have a subject in focus and the for of background rendered. This going more and more about artistic OOF's.
    I don't think we ruled out doing that Jerry - see my post at the beginning. We have had some very interesting images with some sharp parts to them (see Kweides "Flying into . . "
    Since I've been doing this though, I've realized that the PP for a bokeh only image is very different for one that has sharp content. OOF only images tend to be very flat, and they need a lot of pushing to make them sing - if there is sharp content, it will look a lot different.
    I would vote for 75% bokeh/25% sharp as the upper limit. Ideas everyone? But everyone in this forum is easy going

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    I would vote for 75% bokeh/25% sharp as the upper limit.
    You are approaching the "rule of the thirds" with that thought, Keith.

    Exactly what I said about boket in the Leica thread.

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    Raf - the Bentley is great, took me ages to figure it out, then I read your title
    Leica - those pearls look real, but are they?

    I'm in south east England now, and it is early fall with lots of color. I'll try some Bokehgraph landscapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    You are approaching the "rule of the thirds" with that thought, Keith.

    Exactly what I said about boket in the Leica thread.
    Hey Vivek - here is a challenge.
    Take you fuzzy dandelion posted near the beginning of this thread, and process it to get the maximum effect for the bokeh (maximize the bokeh, it doesn't have to look real)
    I've done that and it makes a stunning image (the dandelion pops out)
    Then post both images here.
    You get a Leica M9 if you come through (but you will have to wait for a collection on your behalf from the members of this forum, sorry thread )

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Thanks Keith & Leica77 for your comments

    here's a few shot wit a more exotic lens, a c-mount Bell & Howell Super Comat 25mm f1.9, used wide open.







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    Love the Swirly rendering of the Bell&Howell, this is a shot I took with a pre-war CZJ Biotar I sold... looking at this picture again I almost regrat :-(


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    Raf and Jerry - these look to be perfect examples of the 75/25 rule above. Their predominant focus (????) is on the way the lens creates the picture.
    Everytime I see these new exciting bokehgraphs I think this form of photographic expression has incredible potential.

    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Raf and Jerry - these look to be perfect examples of the 75/25 rule above. Their predominant focus (????) is on the way the lens creates the picture.
    Everytime I see these new exciting bokehgraphs I think this form of photographic expression has incredible potential.

    Keith
    I agree with you that both Rafael and Jerry have produced beautiful images. We are flexible and promote creative digital expressions! Thanks for your comments regarding the "Tahitian Pearls". I actually own real Tahitian pearls. However, the ones in my post are digitally cultured "Tahitian" pearls!
    Last edited by Leica 77; 12th September 2009 at 13:10.

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    G1 + Rollei (HFT) Sonnar 85mm F2,8. 100/0 (bokeh/sharp image) Ratio. "Galaxy Far Away".



    The equipment used. 75/25 Ratio!


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    Keith, You give up so easily. All "sharp" images are creeping in..

    OTOH, I have to decline your kind offer. No, won't do any PS work on the dandelion head shot.

    Here is a fuzzograph for you. Navitar 75/1.3 doing the damage.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Keith, You give up so easily. All "sharp" images are creeping in..

    OTOH, I have to decline your kind offer. No, won't do any PS work on the dandelion head shot.

    Here is a fuzzograph for you. Navitar 75/1.3 doing the damage.
    No, I'm not giving in. These last images from Raf and Jerry truely show the effect of the lens design - those wonderful swirling circular backgrounds. We can tolerate a tiny bit of sharpness in Bokehgraphy to witness that.

    You may have done the first Bokehgraph street photo, we need more
    I'm off to do landscapes tomorrow.
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    I went for a walk to the library this afternoon and decided to try taking some photos for this posting. These are all taken with the olympus 50mm zuiko macro at f2.0.

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Another one with the Bell & Howell 25mm f1.9.
    I really like the bokeh of this lens !



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    Quote Originally Posted by bavanor View Post
    I went for a walk to the library this afternoon and decided to try taking some photos for this posting. These are all taken with the olympus 50mm zuiko macro at f2.0.
    Very nice "bokehgraphs", Aaron! We would like to see more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    Another one with the Bell & Howell 25mm f1.9.
    I really like the bokeh of this lens !



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    Hi My Friend Rafael,
    It's a lovely "bokehgraph" produced by your Bell & Howell 25mm f1.9 lens.

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    To compliment the posts by all talented contributors who have photographed beautiful flowers and bokeh, I post the following images for *reference* purposes. 75/25 Ratio. They were recorded earlier this year using a Nikkor 18-200mm lens. "Hawaiian Orchids". Thank you.



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    Leica77 and Rafael lovely ones the latest posts. I stumbled across this one...
    It is the Tokina AT-X 90mm f/2.5 a.k.a. "Bokina" in action againg.


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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Quote Originally Posted by JerryMK View Post
    Leica77 and Rafael lovely ones the latest posts. I stumbled across this one...
    It is the Tokina AT-X 90mm f/2.5 a.k.a. "Bokina" in action againg.

    Hi Jerry,
    I love your bokehgraph produced by your "Bokina" lens.

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