Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/08/21

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Subject: [Leica] Bokeh
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:49:30 -0700
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Alan Magayne-Roshak OFFERED:

Subject: Re: [Leica] Bokeh

Here is my candidate for an example of pleasing bokeh. It's my 85mm f/2
Nikkor LTM at /2.8:


Hi Alan,
Interesting you point this out. Thank you.
As the background to me as I first looked at the photo was meaningless! My
eyes, well the one good one went right to the birds without any re-action to
the back ground. 

Maybe that's why I rarely pay attention to backgrounds, unless it's so bad
one can't possibly miss the "whatever it maybe, causing a huge distraction.
Or whatever?" 

My reaction has always been directly to what the "CONTENT IN THE PHOTO IS!"
And if it's strong enough? Nickle and dime things as, weird light effects
are never even noticed or concerned with.

But once again we have a ten day babble session about "MIKE and his BOKEH"
effects which will die down in a few more days and lie at rest for a 24
month peace and quiet. Only to raise its ugly head sooner or later. Oh well!


Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Photo Services
UPAA Photographer of the Year 1978
UPAA Master of the Profession 2014
amr3 at

"All the technique in the world doesn't compensate
 for an inability to notice. " - Elliott Erwitt

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Replies: Reply from tmanley at (Tina Manley) ([Leica] Bokeh)
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