Bokey or Bokoo, it’s Bokeh

September 24, 2009 at 10:41 am 14 comments

Well I was sitting here, sipping an overly sweet cup of coffee and eating a handful of chocolate chips, feeling sorry for myself having woke up early this morning to dogs barking and my two middle boys screaming at eachother and throwing cars.  Ugh!  I “wandered” over to check out some photo tips at Pioneer Woman and Mizz Booshay had published a challenge.  Hey, maybe I’ll give it a shot said I!  So, crawling out of my funk here is my attempt at capturing fall with bokeh using my little point and shoot camera. 

So what is bokeh you ask?  Beats me!  Okay so I don’t know the technical explination but I like what Jennifer said, “bokeh is that fuzzy dreaminess” in the background.

In my opinion, fall is the best season of all and it is more than just changing leaves, although I love that too, it is about texture…fall bokeh

and harvesting strange ears of crossbred corn (Oops!)…corn bokeh

and the wonder in a childs eyes (does this one count-only a little bokeh)…bubba bokeh

and of course the colors…fall bokeh 1

All pics are straight out of my little point and shoot camera except the one of Bubba, I cropped it to eliminate a nice shot of his runny nose, guess that’s fall too maybe I should have left it! That was fun, thanks for the challenge, I’m temporarily out of my funk!

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  • 1. Miz Booshay  |  September 24, 2009 at 11:33 am

    You rocked it with the p & s!!!

    What did you set your camera on to achieve the bokeh?

    It’s wonderful!!!

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    • 2. glutenfree4goofs  |  September 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm

      Whew, thanks! :) I have a canon rebel and it has digital macro setting. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. I have to mess with the focus, sometimes finding a spot between the subject and the background to get just the right lighting. Did that make sense? I can not adjust the anti wiggle (or whatever that is) when the camera is in manual mode so for bokeh I have to use macro and hold VERY VERY still, usually I prop on something even my own arm if need be. Looks like that is F 2.8 and usually between 1/320 and 1/400 (the corn was 1/80), ISO 80 (thankfully I can adjust the ISO if needed).

      Kelly mentioned white balance. I usually set and keep mine at Vivid unless there are other circumstances ie. night time.

      Thank you thank you for the compliments, I decided to quit whining about my “handicap” not having an expensive camera and just learn to use what I’ve got!

      Reply
  • 3. Kelly  |  September 24, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    I agree with you on the flash…it almost always washes out my pictures. Mizz Booshay says I need to do some fiddling with my white balance…guess I’ll give it a try!

    Reply
  • 4. thelumberjackswife  |  September 24, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I cannot believe that Miz Booshay from Pioneer Woman commented on your blog! Who are you, Jessie? Who are you, really? :)

    Reply
    • 5. glutenfree4goofs  |  September 24, 2009 at 2:26 pm

      Ha ha ha ha ha! I fell out of my seat, I’m just plain ol’ Jessie STILL! Go and do the challenge it’s fun and she’ll comment on your blog too :) On my way to famous JK

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      • 6. thelumberjackswife  |  September 25, 2009 at 7:12 am

        Have you seen my pictures? Right . . .

        You were making me feel a little insecure. I was trying to figure out how I could get THE Pioneer Woman to comment on my blog to “show you up!”

      • 7. glutenfree4goofs  |  September 25, 2009 at 9:13 am

        You are so funny! :) Maybe you could just ask her. Bet she has a hard time making friends the blogging way since I bet a good part of her readers just look for the giveaways. She would probably be thrilled to visit a blog that isn’t trying to sell her something or get something free. I’ll look for P Dub’s comment on YOUR blog :)

  • 8. Jen  |  September 25, 2009 at 6:33 am

    you got LOTS of cool bokeh!!!
    woo hoo!!!
    thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words :)

    Reply
  • 9. katie  |  September 25, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Okay, the photo of the crossbread corn kind of freaks me out, but it really is a great shot! :) I’m finding that I use the “supermacro” feature on my p&s a lot…and I’m loving it!

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    • 10. glutenfree4goofs  |  September 25, 2009 at 12:59 pm

      Yeah it was kinda creepy, it looks like the thing has a thumb! :)

      Reply
  • 11. CottageGirl  |  September 25, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    WOW!!! Talk about wonderful bokeh!!!!!!!!! You have the knack, girl!

    Awesome pics! Thanks for the visit!

    Reply
  • 12. BeachMama  |  September 26, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Well you definitely rocked the Bokeh, way to go! It just shows that all you have to know is how to use your camera, not change your camera.

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    • 13. glutenfree4goofs  |  September 28, 2009 at 3:07 pm

      Practice lots! :) Thanks for the compliment

      Reply
  • 14. Sally  |  September 29, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Oh I LOVE the corn one! Great pictures!

    Reply

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