49/52 Christmas Bokeh

December 14, 2010

In photography, bokeh (pronounced BO-kuh) is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light.”  It’s what lends a 3D affect to photos, when your subject is crisp and clear in front of a blurred background.  Now we haven’t seen Lucas lately in the 52 Week Project, so I thought I’d snap a quick one of him in front of the tree.  I shot this photo at an f/1.4.

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I adore my red and white lights!

Trudy posted the following on December 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm.

Wow, this a fantastic photo. How close was the tree?

Connie Lattin posted the following on December 15, 2010 at 3:59 am.

What a great shot! Lucas is your twin!!

Andrea posted the following on December 15, 2010 at 10:12 am.

Thanks ladies! Trudy, he was about 3 or 4 feet in front of the tree, and I used my 50 mm lens :)

Ruby posted the following on December 17, 2010 at 9:04 am.

If you mind me asking, what was your ISO setting?


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