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AJ Franklin PRO 4:07am, 21 January 2007
We let the genie of BOKEH out of the bottle in a great discussion thread over the last few days. Now it's time to put your pictures where your opinion leads!

SHOW US YOUR BOKEH!! This contest will be judged by both the content of the photo and the goodness of the bokeh, as you understand it to be good >g<

Bokeh describes the rendition of out-of-focus points of light.

Bokeh is different from sharpness. Sharpness is what happens at the point of best focus. Bokeh is what happens away from the point of best focus.

Bokeh describes the appearance or "feel" of out-of-focus backgrounds and foregrounds.

Unfortunately the good bokeh doesn't happen automatically in lens design. Perfect lenses render out-of-focus points of light as circles with sharp edges. Ideal bokeh would render each of these points as blurs, not hard-edged circles. Mathematicians would say the intensity distribution of the blur circles are rectangular in perfect lenses, and good bokeh would prefer a Gaussian distribution. This is one area in which physics doesn't mirror what we want artistically.

Differing amounts of spherical aberration alter how lenses render out-of-focus points of light, and thus their bokeh. The word "bokeh" comes from the Japanese word "boke" (pronounced bo-keh) which literally means fuzziness or dizziness.


Thanks to Ken Rockwell for that definition.


One entry per member--photo must be in the pool--must be tagged "HELLUVA" upper or lower case doesn't matter...

Contest will be determined in the usual way, by votes from the group with the earliest postmark (entry number) winning in ties.

Please remember to put your "ENTRY #??" at the top of the entry. Entries will be received until Friday evening at 2359 GMT (5:59 CST) with the ballot box opening on Saturday. Please take the time to come back and vote for someone else's photo when the "BALLOT BOX" opens.

Good luck to all and let's have some fun with BOKEH!

***How To Post**

Go to your own photo stream and the photo that you are entering in the contest. Above the photo, click on "All Sizes" and when that opens, click on SMALL SIZE. Below there are two lines of Text. Choose the line #1, the long HTML code, highlight with the mouse and CNTRL-C to your clipboard.

Come back to this page, put the cursor in the "Reply to this topic" box at the bottom, and click CNTRL-V. Save. Your photo is now in the contest. Type in ENTRY #?? at the top of your entry, with the successive number from the entry before yours.

Any photo entered must be tagged HELLUVA and be in the group pool. ONE PHOTO is all you may post.

****That's how to post****

Contest starts NOW!
Bec Thomas Photography 11 years ago
#1
Gems
NatashaP 11 years ago
#2
Camellia2
dinali77 11 years ago
#3
Cloudless Sulphur
chatallot 11 years ago
#4
Snakes Alive
LISA M G Posted 11 years ago. Edited by LISA M G (member) 11 years ago
#5

SCORE! 2
Cobra064 11 years ago
#6

Common Haircap moss with spores (Polytrichum commune)
tanakawho PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by tanakawho (member) 11 years ago
#7
Drops
rich66 ~~ 11 years ago
#8
Snow-laden Pine Branches
Mademoiselle Monique 11 years ago
#9
Broken car
maya_dragonfly Posted 11 years ago. Edited by andrewlee1967 (member) 11 years ago
#10
Golden datura.
andrewlee1967 11 years ago
#11
Wire
sakura*aya 11 years ago
#12
A poppy
Carla Finley PRO 11 years ago
13
The Man In The Mirror
Kaizoryn 11 years ago
#14
Curves
#15
Rain Drops in January
transvox PRO 11 years ago
Old eyes in a young head
jlborelli 11 years ago
#17
Cactus
gabby weight [deleted] 11 years ago
#18
IMG_4446
Bret Okc PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#19
Bokeh
mikallakim 11 years ago
#20
macro grass
Torri 479 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Torri 479 (member) 11 years ago
#21
Paco the Maximilian!
V. Mason 11 years ago
#22 - Although it looks like a colorful backdrop, it's the ocean in the background.....
Iguana
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AJ Franklin PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#24
Winter Robin
historyanorak PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by historyanorak (member) 11 years ago
#25
Could somebody open a window?
macropoulos Posted 11 years ago. Edited by macropoulos (member) 11 years ago
#26
Overlooking the pond
angelstar232 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by angelstar232 (member) 11 years ago
#27
Fly away
spd2224 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by spd2224 (member) 11 years ago
#28 feeding time
naturesbest 11 years ago
#29
Just gotta have my nuts!
gustaf wallen PRO 11 years ago
#30

I am granddaddy longlegs
# 31Bought Me Some Tulip's
i eaт sтars Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#32
Taste the Rainbow
johncpiercy PRO 11 years ago
Entry #33

Beautiful
jojoandrada Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
# 34

Orange Flower
Hamilton Images PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#35

Cuban Rock Iguana (Cyclura nubila nubila)
Asiunka Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#36
Simple daisy
bitzcelt PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#37
Hitchhikers
Christine Lebrasseur Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#38
Chuchoter Morphée (by *Christine Lebrasseur)
raineys PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#39

Chickadee on Bokeh
Rhys Jones Photography PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#40
Napier W12 Plugs
*sapa* PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#41
tangled
spiffy bird [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#42

Fresh Snow And Ice (by AnnaMarie777)
common rail [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#43

♫ ♪  I´m Free  ♫ ♪
Spiderpops Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#44

upside down world
missnoma ... 2006 DEFUNCT see missnoma Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
# 45

White Cosmos      148_4883 02
MakingMemories(Deja-Vu photography) Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#46

Red berries
Alberto Nogueira Jr 11 years ago
#47

Hey It's for you - take it...
Trish Overton PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#48
April 8, 2006
radishhai 11 years ago
#49
Lavender Cookies
D. C. Elliott 11 years ago
#50

Cranberry Cove Barrens VIII
ponder_irl (Yann Ryan) 11 years ago
#51

Yellow Diamond Marks the Spot
buckskinfilly 11 years ago
#52

Field weeds
borealnz PRO 11 years ago
#53
Golden grass
Denube 11 years ago
#54
Caught with his mouth full
AtillaSoylu PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AtillaSoylu (member) 11 years ago
#55

BOO'ya
Kid A* 11 years ago
#56

This is for you
steph.A PRO 11 years ago
#57
Lazy Daisy Days
Dzwjedziak 11 years ago
#58

Grasshopper #9
lemank 11 years ago
#59

happy new year!
[Christine] PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
#60
Tufted Titmouse
Grant MacDonald 11 years ago
#61
chain
trondjs 11 years ago
#62
A Fungi in December...
versed geese [deleted] 11 years ago
#63
corkscrew abstract
-liyen- PRO 11 years ago
#64
my favourite espresso glasses
Poet for Life PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Poet for Life (member) 11 years ago
#65 (well, actually it's #66, because AJ Franklin missed #23)

Springtime in January?
Khairul✪ 11 years ago
#66
*in awe*
stellaretriever 11 years ago
#67
Fat Chippie
Fort Photo PRO 11 years ago
#68

An Autumn Bokeh
Badger Badger Studios 11 years ago
#69 (lucky me :)

Two Red Tailed Bumblebees
Larsthrows 11 years ago
#70

Moose at Summit Lake Waterton National Park (watertonmoose-DSC_0113.jpg)
dianneohio Posted 11 years ago. Edited by dianneohio (member) 11 years ago
#71

Rainy Street, Rear View Mirror
AbhijeetVardhan PRO 11 years ago
#72
Palmengarten, Frankfurt
luz rovira PRO 11 years ago
#73

DSC06496 Rosebuds
..karen.. 11 years ago
#74

Top of the Pots
Jeanie's Pics 11 years ago
#75
Mushrooms
edmond_ski PRO 11 years ago
#77
MAPLE LEAF
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AJ Franklin PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AJ Franklin (admin) 11 years ago
ADMIN note...please do not reply!
@buecherwurm...and I thought I was perfect! The good thing is that every picture has a number, eh ;-)) And look at all this amazing bokeh! Once again I ask that everyone come back and please vote for their favorite (not their own) starting Saturday at 1600 GMT (10 am CST). Thanks! AJ
luz rovira PRO 11 years ago
#78

DSC04566 After the bath, the sunbath next the sea
francoisNZ Posted 11 years ago. Edited by francoisNZ (member) 11 years ago
#79

"a rose for you" (by francoisNZ)
HaleyHyatt 11 years ago
#80

b & w butterfly
DHJ.V 11 years ago
# 81

Typically Dutch
delirious rose [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by delirious rose (member) 11 years ago
#82

Thistle
#83
Droplets and Ice
admin
AJ Franklin PRO 11 years ago
Thank you all for your fantastic response to this technical competition! I look forward to counting the votes in our ballot box starting at 1600 GMT Saturday!
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