Posted by: iamlillian | February 28, 2010

New header {Feb}

time for a new header marking the end of the summer season…

{ Featured photo }  

picked from my Fab Feb picture folder.

Photo: a bokeh picture i took at the Rundle Park during the Fringe Festival now.

[Definition]

bokeh: 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. (wiki)

Interesting facts  [Origin]

The term comes from the Japanese word boke (暈け or ボケ), which means “blur” or “haze”, or boke-aji (ボケ味), the “blur quality”. The Japanese term boke is also used in the sense of a mental haze or senility.

The English spelling bokeh was popularized in 1997 in Photo Techniques magazine, when Mike Johnston, the editor at the time, commissioned three papers on the topic for the March/April 1997 issue; he altered the spelling to suggest the correct pronunciation to English speakers, saying “it is properly pronounced with bo as in bone and ke as in Kenneth, with equal stress on either syllable”.Bokeh replaced the previous spelling boke that had been in use at least since 1996, when Merklinger had also suggested “or Bokeh if you prefer.” (wiki)

The term bokeh has appeared in photography books at least since 1998. (wiki)

some of my recent attempts of bokeh pictures can be viewed at my Flickr. 🙂

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