I love bokeh. Here’s an indepth look at what bokeh is. My favorite bokeh is created by brighter light that is behind the object being focused on, although I also love the bokeh of colorful out-of-focus items in the background. If you have bokeh that catches my attention in any photos on your blog, I will probably mention my love of it!
I almost never achieve bokeh I’m happy with in my photos. I captured some Christmas bokeh. Eh, it’s okay. It’s okay bokeh!
So, I was outside with my camera a few nights ago taking photos of my kids and our pups when I turned my camera on a hanging basket of flowers on our patio. When I saw this on the camera screen I was thrilled!
All of these are SOOC (straight out of the camera) except for the last image, which I cropped.
I continued snapping away!
I changed some settings and moved around.
I ran to my kids yelling, “I got some good bokeh!!!” They said, “Oh.” They were busy playing in boxes and had no use for bokeh.
I am wondering if these would have been better if I had used a tripod. The shutter speed was pretty slow for hand-held. I did try to steady myself and the camera by leaning up against the fence.
And so, I continue my quest for beautiful bokeh. It’s a fun quest!