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rayvonn

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Jan 19, 2015

  • Leica Camera AG LEICA M (Typ 240)
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  • ISO 200
  • f/4.8
  • 1/125s
This defocused image made me laugh as it reminded me of this defocused image taken with my Sonnar which, once upon a time, I posted on Flickr..

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...to which this very angry man came on and had a right old rant, going on about how this is not bokeh/ no big achievement here/ easiest thing in the world to defocus a lens and snap/ next time, try with a main subject tack-sharp in the frame at the same time etc etc. To which, having had a peek at his Flickr stream, I suggested that it was subjective, just as I didn’t think his pictures of a flower with blurred out background was “bokeh” either. Oh, that went down well :laugh:
 

Bart J D

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Nov 11, 2019
that reminds me of one of the images I used for our Christmas/New year wishes.
A totally out of focus (intentionally :)) shot of the Christmas tree lights.
I guess it still would fit in this thread since the context was implied although not visible in the image.
(Nikon D700 & 35mm Ai-S f/1.4)

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Apollo T.

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Nov 13, 2017
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@Bart J D
Your first image in post 117, above, shows alot of fine detail in the petals. I think it would look especially good in color. Do you have a colour version to post.
Thanks
 

Bart J D

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Nov 11, 2019
Sure, Apollo.
I do consider my colour images as a kind of base "raw" material for b&w :)
That means my colour versions are often far less processed but here you go:

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As you can see, even the crop was not applied.

@Bart J D
Your first image in post 117, above, shows alot of fine detail in the petals. I think it would look especially good in color. Do you have a colour version to post.
Thanks
 

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