Reef Central Online Community
Blue Zoo Aquatics

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Special Interest Group (SIG) Forums > Photography
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 09/22/2014, 09:19 PM   #1
BlueCorn
Retired
 
BlueCorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 32,908
"Bokeh" Picture thread

Here's some inspiration:




__________________
Doug

[I]Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made when establishing tonal relationships. ~ Ansel Adams[/I]
BlueCorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/22/2014, 09:24 PM   #2
djsmallz
Registered Member
 
djsmallz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tampa FL, near Ybor City
Posts: 569
Wow


__________________
Upgrading is always possible.

Current Tank Info: Dual stacked 40 breeders with sump. Halide/led combo up top T5/led combo on bottom
djsmallz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/22/2014, 09:43 PM   #3
toothybugs
In Memoriam
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: The smallest county in Illinois
Posts: 1,986
Very nice. I wanted to enter the shot I put toward the end of the Colorful thread but figure it best not to dupe photos This will be another fun shoot. Love bokeh.


toothybugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/23/2014, 01:32 AM   #4
IPT
Registered Member
 
IPT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Alaska
Posts: 3,195
What a great idea Doug. A seasoned photographer's choice for sure. Hm, this'll be interesting.


IPT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/23/2014, 09:38 PM   #5
mudskipper1
Trust Me I'm an Engineer
 
mudskipper1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posts: 1,085
beautiful image, tough act to follow, here are a couple of mine:





__________________
-Eric

kazyakphoto.zenfolio.com

Current Tank Info: 11 gallon DIY acrylic cube and 20L displays plumbed to a single sump, Kessil, Onyx, MP10, RKL
mudskipper1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/24/2014, 10:50 AM   #6
Patwa
if anyone asks, it's $10
 
Patwa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: in a van down by the river
Posts: 589
captured this while gardening in my dad's backyard




__________________
90G Cube + 30g Sump/Fuge
Dual Kessil A350W LED ● Deltec AP701 DIY clone (modded) w/ Eheim 1262 needlewheel ● Panworld 100PX-X Closed Loop + OM 4-Way w/ 4 eductors
Patwa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/24/2014, 11:43 AM   #7
JaYbIrD1969
Registered Member
 
JaYbIrD1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 608
Some sweet pics of a really fun subject!

Just a heads up. When Jesse original birthed this contest, the format was to spend the week obtaining your photo. The contest thread gets posted Friday night for pics to be posted over the weekend. I think the logic is if we're randomly posting pics throughout the week, youll give away your creative ideas to be stolen


JaYbIrD1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/24/2014, 11:55 AM   #8
toothybugs
In Memoriam
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: The smallest county in Illinois
Posts: 1,986
Quote:
Originally Posted by JaYbIrD1969 View Post
Some sweet pics of a really fun subject!

Just a heads up. When Jesse original birthed this contest, the format was to spend the week obtaining your photo. The contest thread gets posted Friday night for pics to be posted over the weekend. I think the logic is if we're randomly posting pics throughout the week, youll give away your creative ideas to be stolen
I thought about this earlier. Makes me wonder if we shouldn't start calling these " '(Topic)' Photo Contest Thread" to distinguish them from more normal photo-sharing threads.


toothybugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/24/2014, 10:19 PM   #9
BlueCorn
Retired
 
BlueCorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 32,908
Rules smooles. I'm above the law, damnit.


__________________
Doug

[I]Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made when establishing tonal relationships. ~ Ansel Adams[/I]
BlueCorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/24/2014, 10:30 PM   #10
JaYbIrD1969
Registered Member
 
JaYbIrD1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 608
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueCorn View Post
Rules smooles. I'm above the law, damnit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GMkuPiIZ2k




JaYbIrD1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/27/2014, 10:12 AM   #11
NTP66
Registered Member
 
NTP66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 975
The chestnut tree in my backyard provides shade in the summer, and then declares war on bare feet in the fall thanks to these spiky shells.




__________________
Nick

Current Tank Info: 90g FOWLR, Reef Octopus NWB-150 skimmer, MP40wES x2, Eheim 1260 return, BuildMyLED 20,000k XB LEDs, Apex Jr.
NTP66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/27/2014, 03:30 PM   #12
IPT
Registered Member
 
IPT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Alaska
Posts: 3,195
Had fun with this one. Never actually shot with that as the goal. Heading out of town so I'm posting mine up now.

Cheers.








IPT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/27/2014, 03:31 PM   #13
IPT
Registered Member
 
IPT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Alaska
Posts: 3,195
Double post - what is up with the server today .



Last edited by IPT; 09/27/2014 at 03:33 PM. Reason: Double post
IPT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/27/2014, 05:22 PM   #14
toothybugs
In Memoriam
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: The smallest county in Illinois
Posts: 1,986
I love fall.




toothybugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/27/2014, 06:12 PM   #15
JaYbIrD1969
Registered Member
 
JaYbIrD1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 608



JaYbIrD1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/27/2014, 06:23 PM   #16
Misled
RC Mod
 
Misled's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 11,334
Blog Entries: 11



__________________
Jesse
I'm not saying I'm Batman. I'm just saying nobody has ever seen me and Batman in a room together.

Current Tank Info: 80 gallon rimless Deep Blue lagoon
Misled is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/28/2014, 02:59 PM   #17
Reef Bass
colors and textures
 
Reef Bass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Petaluma CA
Posts: 6,240



__________________
The human desires for instant gratification and immediate problem resolution cannot be satisfied with this hobby.

Former president and co-president of the Wine Country Reefers.

Current Tank Info: 60 gallons of Scleractinia and Zoanthidae lit w/ LEDs

Last edited by Reef Bass; 09/28/2014 at 03:12 PM.
Reef Bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/28/2014, 03:17 PM   #18
JaYbIrD1969
Registered Member
 
JaYbIrD1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 608
Now that's what I call Bokeh Ken! Already got your Christmas tree up?


JaYbIrD1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/28/2014, 03:36 PM   #19
Reef Bass
colors and textures
 
Reef Bass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Petaluma CA
Posts: 6,240
Thanks Jay. No, no tree yet. I did get the xmas lights out though for this. Here was my setup. Shot at f2.8. Deliberately underexposed. Dropped exposure, shadows and blacks more during post.




__________________
The human desires for instant gratification and immediate problem resolution cannot be satisfied with this hobby.

Former president and co-president of the Wine Country Reefers.

Current Tank Info: 60 gallons of Scleractinia and Zoanthidae lit w/ LEDs
Reef Bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/28/2014, 03:53 PM   #20
JaYbIrD1969
Registered Member
 
JaYbIrD1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 608
Haha! Love the effort! Your original photo seems to be gone. At least I cant see it.




Im not happy with my previous submission as I don't think it really fits the subject matter. It has a nice background but calling it good Bokeh is a stretch.

I ran out back and snapped this for better Bokeh...




JaYbIrD1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/28/2014, 04:33 PM   #21
Reef Bass
colors and textures
 
Reef Bass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Petaluma CA
Posts: 6,240
That is mo' betta bokeh!

My pic is showing up for me in both Firefox and IE. I suggest refreshing the page (ctrl f5 on windows) as perhaps your cached copy is referring to an old image url.


__________________
The human desires for instant gratification and immediate problem resolution cannot be satisfied with this hobby.

Former president and co-president of the Wine Country Reefers.

Current Tank Info: 60 gallons of Scleractinia and Zoanthidae lit w/ LEDs
Reef Bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/28/2014, 04:37 PM   #22
IPT
Registered Member
 
IPT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Alaska
Posts: 3,195
Quote:
Originally Posted by JaYbIrD1969 View Post

Im not happy with my previous submission as I don't think it really fits the subject matter. It has a nice background but calling it good Bokeh is a stretch.
That's funny because I found myself having to stop down to get some of the effect i wanted. Guess I prefer the softer look. I also can't see ken's orginal post.

Here was another I had.




IPT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/28/2014, 05:35 PM   #23
JaYbIrD1969
Registered Member
 
JaYbIrD1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 608
Quote:
Originally Posted by IPT View Post
That's funny because I found myself having to stop down to get some of the effect i wanted. Guess I prefer the softer look. I also can't see ken's orginal post.

Here was another I had.

Beautiful image!!!

I think the definition of Bokeh has been generalized into just the out of focus part of an image. Honestly, I don't think the actual definition is completely clear. what some call bokeh, others call background, which makes it a fun discussion and one with no end. The reason I changed my picture is for this definition. which I originally learned to be Bokeh... "The blur that you are so used to seeing in photography that separates a subject from the background is the result of shallow “depth of field” and is generally simply called “background blur”. The quality and feel of the background/foreground blur and reflected points of light, however, is what photographers call Bokeh."


JaYbIrD1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/28/2014, 06:27 PM   #24
Misled
RC Mod
 
Misled's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 11,334
Blog Entries: 11
Ok Doug, pick a winner.


__________________
Jesse
I'm not saying I'm Batman. I'm just saying nobody has ever seen me and Batman in a room together.

Current Tank Info: 80 gallon rimless Deep Blue lagoon
Misled is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/28/2014, 06:29 PM   #25
NTP66
Registered Member
 
NTP66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 975
I tried getting a shot of a chestnut that left both stuff in the foreground and background blurred out. You can really tell the difference between expensive glass and inexpensive glass when it comes to this area, IMO. My shot was taken with a Tamron 70-300, which I would consider to be a little above average when it comes to bokeh. I can tell that most of the other shots in this thread were probably taken with some high quality glass.


__________________
Nick

Current Tank Info: 90g FOWLR, Reef Octopus NWB-150 skimmer, MP40wES x2, Eheim 1260 return, BuildMyLED 20,000k XB LEDs, Apex Jr.
NTP66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:10 AM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2021 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright ©1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.