Sofia has charge of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week and adds a little something to a close-up photo – a blurry background. Thanks for the great lesson, Sofia.
Two Ways to Blurry in a Hurry
Sofia works with the aperture, but I took these photos with an iPhone, so the backgrounds are blurry only because I got close to the plant.
I never realized how many of my close-up photos don’t have a blurry background. One of the reasons for that lapse is that some of my close-ups are made by cropping a distance picture to bring one item into focus. The rest remain in focus if there’s anything left after cropping.
Weeds Made More Beautiful by Bokeh
I think maybe my pictures may be too busy even with the bokeh. Most of them I took with my iPhone while I was out on a walk. One was taken in my backyard during a rainstorm – a rare opportunity to capture plants with water on them.
#Thursday Doors, Sorry, No Bokeh
The first picture is weird enough without the addition of bokeh. I wished I could have blurred the person in the foreground. Vince did most of that for me. Dan Antion hosts Thursday Doors. He has opened my eyes to the beauty of doors.
Now it’s your turn.
Have fun with challenges today!