Bamboo and bokeh - SOOC by psychographer

Bamboo and bokeh - SOOC

This shot was taken for the September nifty fifty SOOC challenge. Find out how to join in here https://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/30294/nf-sooc-september-2017
This is lovely!
September 17th, 2017  
Very nice image
September 17th, 2017  
delightful bokeh!
September 17th, 2017  
Love the bokeh!!
September 17th, 2017  
Something very gentle and calming about this. Lovely bokeh. Faved
September 17th, 2017  
Quite a lovely capture.
September 18th, 2017  
Very nicely composed
September 18th, 2017  
WOW - I would love to be able to make my camera do that!!
September 18th, 2017  
@robz Thank you Rob that's very kind. The bokeh is created by the background being out of focus so the higher your f stop the wider the aperture allowing more light to get in (that's my understanding anyway!) If you look at the exif info on this shot you'll see that the aperture is at the widest this lens will allow therefore focus is on the foreground and not on the background creating the bokeh. I have had a look at the camera you're using and it looks as if you use a point and shoot? It may not be easy to create the effect with that camera unless you have a manual mode you can use xx
September 18th, 2017  
Well done Lisa... this is a great contribution to the challenge.
September 18th, 2017  
@vignouse Thank you. Was my explanation to @robz about right? As you know I'm a camera technophobe xx
September 18th, 2017  
@psychographer Yes it was fine - the wider the aperture the more shallow the DoF. The problem with 'point and shoot' cameras with their tiny sensors is that although a focal length of, say, 8mm might give an equivalent focal length of, say, 50mm - the depth of field will be that produced by the actual focal length... 8mm in my example so nearly everthing will be sharp from just in front of the lens to infinity. Just to be a stickler for detail, bokeh is not all the out of focus parts of the image; the characteristic blobs are out of focus specular high lights. If there aren't any specular highlights in the image, there won't be any bokeh either ;-((
September 18th, 2017  
@vignouse Thanks for that much better explanation. @robz see above xx
September 18th, 2017  
@psychographer @vignouse Thanks Lisa and Richard for going to the bother of that explanation. I appreciate it. It all makes sense because my "point and shoot' has (accidently!!) produced some bokeh in the background of outdoor Macro shots. So it would appear that is the best way to try to make it do some on purpose - if I am careful with the manual settings and trick it into doing what's needed. Thank you both so much!!
September 18th, 2017  
Love the bokeh! I need to do that!
September 18th, 2017  
fav, love the bokeh
September 19th, 2017  
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