According to wikipedia: in photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light. ... Blah, blah, blah...to me it means keeping one thing in the front of the picture in focus while blurring out as much of the background as possible. For my entry I used this picture of one of my roses. This photo is straight out of the camera. I didn't edit at all! And I'm pretty proud of that. I love my camera!
Have you ever visited Katy's blog at No Big Dill? (completely awesome by the way, and you should definitely follow her if you don't!!) Her side bar is filled with the eyes of each of her 5, yes, I said 5 girls. I think it's such a cute way to think of your children and how different they are. But, surprisingly, while I usually think my two don't look alike, some of their expressions, just in the eyes, were so similar. I ended up going with this shot of Emma... I love it because she still looks so young in it and it's less and less that I see that from her!
Just like childhood, this topic was so vague and "easy" it seemed hard to me. So many of the other topics this month cover summertime to me, and I didn't want to copy anything I'd already done or take away from something left on the list. In the end, I went with my alarm clock which may seem strange but it's because we don't use it in the summer. We wake up when our rooms are light enough to naturally wake us up and start our day of fun.
Just a shot of the pool, but I like it.
June 21--Macro (up close)
Here's a shot of one of my zinnias up close. They are by far my favorite summer flower! Possible my favorite altogether. I love to plant a ton of them and bring them in all summer long in arrangements!
So there you go. My photo shots from this week. I've only got 9 left which seems wierd since June will then be over and that's a little sad. So let's make the most of it and keep playing, huh?
I'm off to