Saturday, March 28, 2009

After the Rain



The wild rose bushes were covered with raindrops yesterday morning.  So I had to drop everything and go out to capture me some bokeh. ;)   Have a great weekend, dear bloggers.  :)

18 comments:

Sue said...

So simple and so lovely. The bokeh enhances the beauty.

Country Girl said...

The bokeh is breathtaking, Mary. I was going to say bitchin' but you know how refined I am.

hip chick said...

Beautiful.

Whosyergurl said...

Mary, that is beautiful. what does "bokeh" mean? I've never heard that word before. Is it the dots in the pic? How did you do that?
so many questions, so little time.
hugs, Cheryl in IN (Whosyergurl)

Bee said...

How lovely?!

Char said...

gorgeous circles of confusion!!! with the overcast skies for me it's been elusive. a beautiful capture.

mountain.mama said...

That is a wonderful and unique picture of raindrops.

Judy said...

yes!! that is exactly what it looks like after the rain - all diamondy and clean!!

Suzanne said...

I love this one. It makes me want to be there to see the whole picture!

Mary said...

Cheryl,
Yes, the little dots in the background are called bokeh. They are caused by points of light in the background of a photo -- in this case, drops of water in the branches that are catching the light.

The lens is narrowly focused on the foreground (a shallow depth of field) to create the effect. You can get this effect using a macro lens, a long telephoto lens or a medium telephoto lens and a wide aperture. The word itself comes from a Japanese word for blurred or fuzzy.

Does that make sense? Hope it answers your questions. :)

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

I stumbled upon your blog...

Beautiful bokey!!! Lovely!

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Ooops...fingers aren't awake yet!

I meant beautiful bokeh!!

Deborah Godin said...

Always a favorite, and this, with the globes in the background, is particularly appealing! Have a great keedken there, too!

Rose said...

You do have such beautiful images.

Carolynn said...

I love the dotty effect in the background. Very playful.

ELK said...

mary this is stunning ~simple

Michele said...

This is a great capture and definitely worth running out for!! You did well with your bokeh!
Hope your weekend is going well.

Catherine said...

Love this beautiful capture..it's magical!! :) I always run out with my camera after a rain!
Cat