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    Challenge 174 Bokeh

    The challenge for this month is Bokeh......that dreamy smooth out of focus background (or foreground) with a nice sharp subject of course.

    Any lens and camera can be used to achieve this .....as you are likely aware a good out of focus background can be achieved using a wide aperture and/or a good distance between the subject in focus and the background/foreground - you don't need a superfast L lens. (you can enhance the blur in post processing.....a brush with clarity and sharpness set low and noise reduction set high can work wonders.....its not cheating).

    Any subject you like be it large or small, static or moving...whatever you like.

    Judging will be based on the following-
    - fulfilling the brief - a shot with some good background or foreground blur that is pleasing to the eye
    - composition, focus and consideration to the light.
    - Good use of colour and / or contrast.
    - a pleasing image for image sake...it doesn't have to be a particularly interesting subject...just an attractive image.


    I'll do my best to give friendly and constructive comments and find a winner based on the criteria stated above


    The usual rules apply:
    • The competition subject shall be selected by the winner of the preceding competition who will also judge the competition.
    • One picture per person; images should conform to general image posting rules.
    • Please use a Canon EOS camera i.e. SLR / DSLR / M & R series
    • Posted images should be taken during the running period of the competition. Any images submitted that were taken before the competition started, or after the competition has ended, will be deemed invalid.
    • Images 800 pixels widest max (to help those with small monitors).
    • Include a title; the image must convey the theme without title description.
    • Please, NO comments on images- on this or another thread- until the round is over.
    • No canvassing e.g. “I’m thinking of posting this image for the challenge, what do you think?”
    • I will pick 1st, 2nd and 3rd favourite images (please don’t PM me to discuss my choices).

    Closing date will be midnight the 30th of June

    The more entries the better, if you've not entered before then please do so.....accepting a challenge can enhance our abilities and take us out of our comfort zone....lets do it!
    Brian Vickers LRPS

    brianvickersphotography.com
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