Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Nature's Beauty

Plant (To Be Identified)
Originally uploaded by Wayne-K
I went hiking with a friend today on the Pleasanton Ridge. We were hiking up a wooded trail and I loved how the sun penetrated the trees and lit up these plants. The narrow beams of light allowed for beautiful lighting on the plant, along with a darker green background. The blurred background is created using a large aperture (small f-stop) and is called bokeh. Bokeh is derived from the Japanese word "boke" which means "blurred background created by a large aperture."

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