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Fortnightly competition 87 entries: bokeh

Posted 08/02/2012 - 23:00 Link
"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." Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distractingó"good" and "bad" bokeh, respectively." Wikipedia

As someone new to a SLR or DSLR camera, bokeh is a new and fascinating part of photography. I really hope to see some interesting treatments!

My final comment is just that I think bokeh should enhance and add to a strong image, so please, no pure bokeh and nothing else! I just hope I'm not the only one of that opinion and we get no entries...

Anyone still wishing to enter should do so abiding by the usual rules.

All to be taken with Pentax or Samsung clone cameras.
The competition closes 18.00 GMT Wednesday 22nd February.

Best of luck everybody!
Posted 09/02/2012 - 16:30 Link
Important update...

As I will be away on holiday when the competition is due to close the consensus is to extend the closing date by a further week. I hope this extra week means my job will be that much harder with the extra submissions!

The competition will now close at 18.00GMT on 29th February.

Although I put a link to the rules in the first post, could I please clarify that all images should be taken during the period of the competition and not before.

Thank you and again, best of luck!
Posted 10/02/2012 - 11:30 Link
My first fortnightly competition entry - be kind!

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K5 and 55-300mm lens
F5.6 Iso 200 Shutter 1/30 sec
Taken on 9 Feb 2012
K5 + 18-135mm kit lens
Posted 10/02/2012 - 21:45 Link
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Pentax K-r

Exposure 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture f/5.6
Focal Length 35 mm
ISO Speed 400

taken on 3rd fEB 2012 at 12.54!
Edited by DanielH: 10/02/2012 - 21:46
Posted 12/02/2012 - 22:53 Link
Hi everyone. Newbie here. Looks like a bit of fun, there seems to be a friendly atmosphere here, so I'll join in.

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Taken 20.00 on 12th Feb 2012.

K5 with M50 1.7 1/10s ISO400
Edited by Sphere: 12/02/2012 - 22:55
Posted 16/02/2012 - 17:11 Link
A very dense contorted willow tree with the evening sun.

Pentax K-r, Sears 135mm f2.8 'Macro' manual lens, f4, ISO 200. 1/640. Straight off the camera - no cropping or post processing.

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Edited by milamber: 16/02/2012 - 17:12
Posted 16/02/2012 - 18:25 Link
Comment Image Pentax. Pentax DA*300/4, Cosina 55/1.2, Lens Baby Composer Pro & Edge 80, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.
Nikon. D800. D600. Sigma 500/4.5, Nikon 300/2.8 VRII, Sigma 120-300/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 21/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 35/2.0, Sigma 50/1.4, Nikkor 85/1.8, Nikon TC20EIII, Nikon TC14EII, Kenko x1.4, Sigma 2.0
Posted 16/02/2012 - 22:42 Link
Don"t know what went wrong with my first attempt, it seemed to work at first. I'll try again.

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Taken 20.00 on 12th Feb 2012.

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Posted 18/02/2012 - 15:34 Link

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K7, Pentax-M 75-150mm f4, ISO800, 1/6400, f4 (Av mode)
18.02.2012 14.48
Edited by Pentaxophile: 18/02/2012 - 15:36
Posted 19/02/2012 - 21:54 Link

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Solitaire set photographed using a single light source angled from above. Samsung Gx-10 with reversed 50mm EL-Nikkor f/2.8 enlarging lens (just for fun .)

Posted 20/02/2012 - 00:40 Link
My Valentine Roses!

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Pentax K10d
ISO 100
Len 70mm Sigma
Exposure time 1.5s
F number f9.5
Taken today: Feb 18th 2012

Posted 21/02/2012 - 08:16 Link
Here is my first entry to a competition on this forum. Go easy guys

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Pentax Bokeh by pjwebbs, on Flickr

Camera Pentax K-x
Exposure 0.05 sec (1/20)
Aperture f/4.0
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 3200
Pentax K5ii / Tammy 17-50 / Pentax-F 50 1.7 / Siggy 70-300 / Siggy 150-500 / and my favourite Pentax-A 70-210.
Posted 21/02/2012 - 14:40 Link
Old Hydrangea Head

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A decayed and dried up Hydrangea catching the winter sun.

A photo stack of 4 shots was used to create a depth of field that covered the foreground flower head while maintaining the soft background.

Pentax K-5 with the Samsung equivalent of the DFA100 Macro
1/1250sec, F4.5 & ISO200
Tripod mounted

The focus stack was processed using CombineZP and the image has been resized using PSE10

Shot on 21/02/2012 when for a short period the wind dropped and the sun came out .


Edit to correct typo
Edited by GlynM: 21/02/2012 - 14:47
Posted 21/02/2012 - 14:55 Link
I never even knew there was a forthnightly competition!

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Always Coca Cola by (Patrick Dinneen), on Flickr
Pa where every post have a musical reference as it's title.
Posted 24/02/2012 - 18:02 Link
Blue Tit
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Blue Tit by ducatigaz, on Flickr
Taken on the 24th of February 2012 at 17:37.
Pentax K-5,Sigma 500mm EX DG,Sigma EF-610 DG Super Flash.
1/180,ISO250,f5.6,+0.3 EV,External flash with a Beamer.

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