Friday, 23 May 2008

May 23rd

“Strive to be first: first to nod, first to smile, first to compliment, and first to forgive.”
Anonymous
My photo today is the amalgamation of the photography prompt and quote.
It is of the first rose of summer to flower in my garden,
which hopefully also shows the out of focus background!
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The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns;
the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
~ Kahlil Gibran
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Photography prompt 4

Bokeh (from the Japanese boke, "blur") is a photographic term referring to the appearance of out-of-focus areas in an image produced by a camera lens.[1] Different lens bokeh produces different aesthetic qualities in out-of-focus backgrounds, which are often used to reduce distractions and emphasize the primary subject.
This week try focusing on achieving good "Bokeh", also known as "circles of confusion"

Extra photos practice:

One egg among many.

Different focul points.

13 comments:

Minty Magic said...

Fantastic photos Shirley.

Beejay said...

Beautiful roses Shirley A lovely colour.

malaryush said...

What beautiful roses! I'm very jealous as my roses aren't even in bud yet and they have black spot AGAIN!

Mary B said...

Love the rose photo and it is a gorgeous rose lovely colours

Linda said...

Fabulous photos as ever Shirley

willowthewysp said...

WoW! You are very talented with the camera!
I have a lot to learn, but i suppose first, i need to get a camera that allows me to do blurry backgrounds!!!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

FAbulous pictures there well done

daydreamer said...

lovely flowers, hope all goes well at the hospital XXX

mandijane said...

Those roses made me smile.
Today hasn't been a good day, so thank you. x

knitkath said...

What great photos, well done!

Inspiration Alley said...

Beautiful roses. Ours are all in bud, but not yet out.

Kay said...

Wow you don't need to practise, but these are fab!

dddeeebbbzzz said...

Beautiful roses. No sign of mine yet!