Kai at DigitalRev does a nice job of using humor to explain the use of shallow depth of field to create pleasing and less than pleasing background blur (bokeh) in photography.
Spring Street Natural Restaurant, New York. I somehow find myself eating at this place a lot when we’re not up for something more adventurous. They have Blue Point Toasted Lager on tap and it’s a nice respite after being on our feet all day. It’s also right on the #6 train so it’s a simple ride back up to Grand Central to catch Metro North home.
I locked focus on Gary and then swung around and shot the lights, hoping for something like this. Another Blue Point and I’d have been able to get this kind of image sans-camera.
New York City. I saw this image by Teresa on flickr and while it looks a bit overcooked I like it and thought it would be fun to do more like it. I just joined the blur baby blur group on flickr and thought I had this old (2007) image online but can’t find it online so here it is well after the fact.
This image was shot into a window so it’s a selection of blur.
I want to do more with this, either moving the camera or purposefully creating blur by other means.