Sunday Stills Challenge: Bokeh
This challenge proved to be more than just taking a picture and posting it for me. First of all, I had never heard the term before so I had no place to really start but just dive in and try to learn something new.
I read a bit about this technique and looked at many examples. You may notice two very different types of photos here.
When looking at the imagery, it seemed as if there was either a sort of outdoor and bright form…
…or a more dark with reflective results somewhere in or out of the focal point.
There was some sort of focal point, yet the focus was on the blur and the impact it had on the viewer, not really the photo.
Something that really stood out, at least for me, was that it was about interpretation. The Bokeh, or blur, sets a tone or feeling, for the capture. The blur, focal point, resulting ‘discs’, setting, or lighting are all up to the viewer.
In the end, it is whether or not the image, the Bokeh, impacts your view.
It seems a bit like life. There are always two sides to a story and it is up to you to decide the one you see. It comes down to the viewer and the provoked feelings.
Bokeh like life:
- blurred and focused
- dark and light moments
- a matter of interpretation
- no real clear-cut answers
- either way, it is all beautiful.