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11/01/2006 12:03:40 AM · #1
Post your outtakes from the Bokeh III challenge here.
11/01/2006 12:41:46 AM · #2
this challenges is a joke, the challenge was Bokeh not shallow depth of field.
11/01/2006 12:44:49 AM · #3
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11/01/2006 12:48:08 AM · #4
Originally posted by elwoodsplace:

this challenges is a joke, the challenge was Bokeh not shallow depth of field.


this post is a joke, shallow depth of field creates bokeh.

(sure. sure. it doesn't _have_ to be shallow to make da bokeh... but most of us are lazy and it's easier...)

as for my outtakes... well... just check out this gallery : 30 Day Macro Challenge

Message edited by author 2006-11-01 00:48:48.
11/01/2006 01:02:18 AM · #5
please don't resort to name calling. it's late and i just hid the post in violation and the subsequent quotes rather than *edit.*

be big boys and girls, please. :)
11/01/2006 01:02:38 AM · #6
playing nice..

Message edited by author 2006-11-01 01:03:03.
11/01/2006 01:04:02 AM · #7
the one in rant

if it is not showing on your homepage, check and make sure that you have "show rants" or however it is phrased on your preference page.
11/01/2006 01:04:37 AM · #8
Originally posted by karmat:

please don't resort to name calling. it's late and i just hid the post in violation and the subsequent quotes rather than *edit.*

be big boys and girls, please. :)


Awwww shucks. And it was just gettin good.
11/01/2006 01:06:12 AM · #9
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Outtake:
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This one had bigger circles, but her finger was just the slightest bit blurry, so I didn't go with it.
11/01/2006 01:12:50 AM · #10
I think you made the right choice Jason. Great shot.
11/01/2006 01:14:54 AM · #11
Actually, Jason, I like the outtake better. The portrait mode version seems unbalanced compositionally.
11/01/2006 01:16:04 AM · #12
Originally posted by nshapiro:

Actually, Jason, I like the outtake better. The portrait mode version seems unbalanced compositionally.


what he said
11/01/2006 01:19:10 AM · #13
Originally posted by karmat:

Originally posted by nshapiro:

Actually, Jason, I like the outtake better. The portrait mode version seems unbalanced compositionally.


what he said


Me too! I like the candid look...
11/01/2006 01:20:11 AM · #14
Ok all the talk that goes on about a challenge when it is posted, especially Bokeh the talk was in at least 4 different forums about the little rings/circles and that it is not SDOF, so people like myself go out all week trying to make something happen with these little circles only to find out that they meant nothing and a simple DOF would have worked just fine. I even posted before the voting a site describing Bokeh, and even though a lot of people on here did not like the personís site, they all said his explanation was very good.
And what was it? Them little circles. It just gets frustrating when some of the people are trying to follow what they believe to be the rules and others can just go and shoot anything they want and do well on the voting because itís a nice pick, who cares about the rules. Then you got guys that think that they are the only ones allowed to have a voice on here and tell me to grow up, I hope we meet some time you can show me how to ignore the rules, and I got a few things I will show you to.
11/01/2006 01:20:19 AM · #15
I agree the second has a better composition but I'm with Jason, I don't like the blurry hands. It looks like she was tapping her face with her finger.
11/01/2006 01:22:29 AM · #16
Originally posted by elwoodsplace:

It just gets frustrating when some of the people are trying to follow what they believe to be the rules and others can just go and shoot anything they want and do well on the voting because itís a nice pick


Yeah that does get frustrating. It also happens in every challenge so you might as well get used to it.
11/01/2006 01:24:20 AM · #17
Originally posted by elwoodsplace:

Ok all the talk that goes on about a challenge when it is posted, especially Bokeh the talk was in at least 4 different forums about the little rings/circles and that it is not SDOF, so people like myself go out all week trying to make something happen with these little circles only to find out that they meant nothing and a simple DOF would have worked just fine. I even posted before the voting a site describing Bokeh, and even though a lot of people on here did not like the personís site, they all said his explanation was very good.
And what was it? Them little circles. It just gets frustrating when some of the people are trying to follow what they believe to be the rules and others can just go and shoot anything they want and do well on the voting because itís a nice pick, who cares about the rules. Then you got guys that think that they are the only ones allowed to have a voice on here and tell me to grow up, I hope we meet some time you can show me how to ignore the rules, and I got a few things I will show you to.


Unfortunately, you will find if you do more research that those little circles are an artifact of the lens and bokeh, they are not themselves the bokeh.

Wikipedia: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh:

Bokeh (from the Japanese boke ぼけ, "blur"[1]) is a photographic term describing the subjective aesthetic qualities of out-of-focus areas in an image produced by a camera lens. For example, causing an out-of-focus background image may reduce distractions and emphasize the primary subject.

//www.digitalkb.com/digital_pho...ge_base/bokeh/:

Simply means the emphasis placed on the object in focus and the level of colour saturation and pure blend of de-focus on all objects surround. Bokeh occurs when your zoomed right into your subject using a wide apeture on a fast lens. E.g. photographing a flower tightly cropped on a Nikon 70-200 VR at f2.8 or close. Exploring the Out-Of-Focus

In photography, Bokeh is a Japanese word - the transliteration of a Japanese word for "blur" - describing the subjective aesthetic quality of out-of-focus areas of an image projected by a camera lens. For example, in some images the background may be deliberately caused to be out-of-focus to reduce distractions and to emphasize the primary subject.

//www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/bokeh.shtml):

Boke, the quality of the out-of-focus image, is determined by the set of brushes: the circles of confusion characteristic of the lens, its aperture and how far out-of-focus it is.
11/01/2006 01:27:55 AM · #18
Before I captured a complete Ursula "deja vu" of sorts -
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11/01/2006 01:28:40 AM · #19
Originally posted by elwoodsplace:

It just gets frustrating when some of the people are trying to follow what they believe to be the rules and others can just go and shoot anything they want and do well on the voting because itís a nice pick


One look at the last bokeh challenge would have given you all the information you needed...
11/01/2006 01:32:28 AM · #20
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by elwoodsplace:

It just gets frustrating when some of the people are trying to follow what they believe to be the rules and others can just go and shoot anything they want and do well on the voting because itís a nice pick


One look at the last bokeh challenge would have given you all the information you needed...


Yes maybe, But I think what I need to do is stop reading these post about new challenges, and just make my own ass-umption of what the challenge is.
11/01/2006 01:49:41 AM · #21
Originally posted by elwoodsplace:

I think what I need to do is stop reading these post about new challenges, and just make my own ass-umption of what the challenge is.


Now you're getting the idea.
11/01/2006 01:57:51 AM · #22
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11/01/2006 02:17:18 AM · #23
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This was a last last second shot and ended up going with the one that had the best bokeh. Needless to say the shot needed work most of which I couldn't do given the editing limitations but I'm always trying something new so perhaps my next product shot will be much better.

Message edited by author 2006-11-01 02:17:42.
11/01/2006 07:51:26 AM · #24
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11/01/2006 07:53:03 AM · #25
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This 'outtake' would likely have scored better than my original. Recropping sure can make a difference - a lesson well learned.

Message edited by author 2006-11-01 07:53:36.
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