What an amazing challenge!
I’d been reading about the bokeh effect in photography. I loved the fuzziness and blurriness I’d been seeing on some photography websites I follow — and then I was really discouraged when I discovered you need special bokeh lenses to produce it. Well, I’ve got a digital point and shoot, which is what I really like and can afford and can handle, so goodbye, bokeh effect —
But I still found myself shooting out-of-focus on purpose, as fuzzy and blurry as I could, just for fun. Mostly the results got tossed, but not always. Sometimes I liked them, weird as it seemed to me. And now I get a chance to share them with you! To begin, there are the gingko leaves I couldn’t quite get to focus really sharply:
and then the flat-out blurs I moved on to:
and then I threw caution to the wind! I could see these as failed photos, but I don’t — to me they’re my very own bokeh, even if they’re not: