B Is For Bokeh

shoreline

Lake Wyola, Summer 2015

Bokeh refers to the artistic quality of the blur in the out of focus parts of a photograph. In this photograph, I didn’t realize how I framed the shoreline until after I edited it, but I think the blur in the foreground softens the picture. The summer glare could have made the picture a bit harsh, especially reflecting off the water, but I think the bokeh helped to counter that.

 

 

2 thoughts on “B Is For Bokeh

    • Yeah I never even thought of it as an artistic quality. Usually I think it’s just a depth of field related thing, but there’s a term for everything. It comes from Japanese, which explains it…the Japanese have such amazing ways of explaining and describing things, I think.

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