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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I See in Bokeh!

I love to take pictures but I really don’t know a lot about photography. But apparently there is a term called “bokeh” that is very popular. Here is the dictionary definition.

bokeh-a Japanese term for the subjective aesthetic quality of out-of-focus areas of a photographic image.

Here is an example. Courtesy of my daughter!


My first thought was that this was just a word someone came up with to cover up the fact that they really didn’t know how to take a decent picture. But apparently it actually takes some talent to accomplish. What do I know?

I however can accomplish this effect without the need of an expensive camera. All I have to do is take out my contact lenses and Voila’!  Bokeh Baby! Whatever is close to me is clear but everything behind it is as blurry as it can be.

It used to bother me that my eyesight was bad but now I’m starting to think that it’s kind of cool as long as there is this neat word to define it. A new trend maybe? Well it’s better than being called blinder than a bat!

So the next time I go to my eye doctor I’m not going to say I can’t see well, I’m just going to tell him that I see in bokeh!



  1. Love bokeh! Your daughter did a fabulous job. And I love your take on the meaning. I see in bokeh too when I take out my contacts

  2. Very pretty picture! I'm brushing up on my skills as well!

  3. I think that's how God wants us to see all the time. He wants us to focus on that which is right in front of us (today). The only thing that should be in focus is what God is calling us to do today. He tells us not to worry about tomorrow or anything else - just focus on Him.
    Thanks for this great post!

  4. I think all my pictures are like that:-) Hee, hee, hee:-)

  5. That's cute....I see in "reverse" bokeh! Everything close is blurry and the distance is clear. I think you can take pictures like that too.

  6. Wow a word for it..awesome! I have been in glasses since I was 5...for me blurry is no longer..it is just a haze of black and white...I wonder what they call that?lol

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  7. Love me some bokeh! Your daughter did an awesome job with the photo!
    *I see in bokeh too* It is really bad! Thank God for corrective lenses.
    Have a great week!

  8. I've wondered what bokeh was, too. Thanks for the info! Love the picture, too.

  9. This is too cool...

    I am learning alot with my new camera so thanks for teaching me yet something else new!

    Love ya

  10. This is beautiful. I need to experiment with Bokeh!

  11. Exactly, my friend! We could just start calling you "One Cool Bokeh Babe"!!!!



  12. Beautiful Bokeh!! :)

    Loved your take on the word too! I see exactly the opposite. Close things blurry and far away is clear. I wonder what they call that.

  13. I love how I'm always learning something new here my friend - LOL! I seriously did not know what Bokeh meant and had been seeing the word everywhere, which was driving me crazy - so thank you!

    Big in-the-world-of-Bokeh-I-must-be-out-of-focus-since-I-live-so-far-away-from-you size hugs to you!! Love you my friend! :)

  14. Bokeh here! There are times when I'm taking pictures that I cannot make the decision to take the pict with my glasses on or off! LOL I am so glad for digital so I can just hit delete!

    I thought the Bokeh pict was beautiful. Your daughter did a great job!

    Happy New Year! So love your joy and humor!


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