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AJ Franklin is a group administrator AJ Franklin says:

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!
Originally posted at 8:07PM, 20 January 2007 PDT (permalink)
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