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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Leaf Bokeh

Bokeh's one of those words that photographers just throw around. It makes us feel smart, like we know something other people don't.

"Hey, nice bokeh!"

"That looks like a great lens. But what's the bokeh like on it?"

"Oh, I can't concentrate if the bokeh's really harsh in a picture."

Oh, silly photographers. All talk, no action. (Just kidding.) But bokeh is actually a useful concept. Basically it's the quality of the out of focus (blurry)  parts of a picture. Generally speaking, the smoother the blur, the nicer the bokeh. At least in my opinion.

For the Wikipedia article on bokeh, see here. And for TOP's take, a little more technical maybe, go here.


  1. I love how the light is making the leaf and the bokeh glow!

  2. Nice color. Great shot and great chosen angle of the sun.

  3. Some serious bohek here...just wondering, is this cropped at all? Wondering what this might look like as a square shot? Do you do square?

  4. It's not cropped, but I'm not against cropping. I love square! Didn't think of it here, maybe I'll try it out.

  5. Very nice shot. I like the colors, warm tones of leaves on the bluish background, light is maybe a bit too hard, but creates this warm glow. Well, and of course the bokeh :).


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