Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bokeh for Miz Booshay


Has anyone else heard of this little photography term??

In short what I believe this to be is really really good crisp close up on an object and make some rad blur in the background. It's all messing with your Aperture and all that jazz.

I could totally teach photography with that kind of technicality.

You know...when I learn how to use actually use the darn thing. Like...all the buttons and manual. Oh yes I admitted that right here Brooke Snow! Me and manual are only part time lovers!


This isn't my best one but I love the colors...but see how it focuses in on one of the tiger lilies (those are tiger lilies right Mom?) and the rest around it is blurred.

So you Pioneer Woman readers out there may know Miz Booshay who does guest spots in the photography section on Pioneer Woman's blog.

She gave out a little assignment.

I'm suppose to upload it to Flickr but I have yet to become a member of Flickr and fall in love with it like so many bloggers are.

So here I'll share my BOKEH photos!

Umm...I have to admit...oh heaven's I think I may have gotten it on this one!
Check out the bee and all the other flowers around it...all blurry blurry!!

I think this needs a little more color punch though...

Hmm...I think that's better???

Anyway it's got some mad BOKEH happenin'!

FYI - as I was editing this photo, cute kid of course had to be on my lap (not an ideal editing situation) and was all like "a BEE a BEE!!!"

Cute Kid is so smart!

This was taken at Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, N.S.

This is the SOOC version. As in Straight-Out-Of-Camera

See I'm so camera technical-ish.

Here's after I pumped up the contrast a bit.

See how it focused on a bit of the middle of the bark.

I was so impressed with myself I figured someone else must have taken it.

Except that I actually did.

Go me!

That's my Bokeh Miz Booshay!

I hope I did alright with it! I have TONS of photos that I could share...


like this one...

It's from my Dad's garden!

He gets right proud.


If you want to learn more about Bokeh or Aperture check out this link at The Pioneer Woman.

OR check out Ryan's photography section on This is Reverb. He's also a contributer to The Pioneer Woman's a uber good chef. But the dude knows photography too! He touches on using a point and shoot as well so you all can benefit from his photography lessons.

('ll dig this stuff)


Just Rhonda said...

hahahahah This is why I love your blog. It cracks me up. And great pics!

As Lovers Go said...

The saying "he gets right proud" makes me miss NS :)

Mom said...

Yes, those are tiger lilies. They are the exact same colour as the ones in our back yard against the deck.

Visible Voice said...

I knew you'd know Mom!

natashahebb said...

Those are awesome pics Kristi - I am totally digging it and now tomorrow I will go forth and photograph everything in sight until I get a keeper!

Donna Boucher said...

Oh my goodness! You rocked the bokeh!!
I especially LOVE the yellow flower...and the yellow bokeh behind it! Just glorious! Well done!

Visible Voice said...

Yay!!! Thanks Miz Booshay! I hoped that I'd do ya proud!

Tanya and Colin said...

Great pics Kristi! You inspire me to buy a camera...someday! Except I am scared that I won't be able to figure out how to use it. Perhaps I should wait until we're neighbours! Can you remind Matt that we are going to be neighbours!!! Thanks.

Sweet Jane said...

The other day Cam ran up to me on the grass and said "Mom, there's a bee on my face! It scared me!"
We've been having a blast with our fancy schmancy camera. I can't do anything fun with it, but Nater likes to play around with the settings. Hopefully when he's not up to his ears in homework and work, he'll be able to practice more!

Nelson Family said...

i need to learn how to use my camera..I can't find the manual though...ooops. Great pictures!

Let the party begin... said...

I'm so glad you posted this! I love the colors and the crispness. This saves me from trying to read the manual for my camera. Keep feeding us your tips and tricks.

Brooke Snow said...

WAHOO!!!!! Great Bokeh! Especially for only being part time lovers with your manual ;) Love the yellow flower shots! Bokeh is my fav! You should be down right proud! Keep up the great work!

Alex and Kellie Lambert said...

Great pics Kristi. And thanks b/c I didn't know that term before. I would LOVE to learn how to do that (I would also love to get a camera that can do that! ~ Like Tanya.... "someday")

I'll check out those links you posted.

Jess said...

I think you take fantastic pics. I love the ones of the yellow flowers. Great job.

Sweet Jane said...

Okay, so I'm loving that Soule Mama site you told me about! So many good books on there that I can't wait to get my hands on! Thanks!

Amy J in SC said...

You done good!

Watch out - bokeh is addicting.