SonC surveys City stricken with Bokeh epidemic
Several months ago, I had never heard of the term bokeh, then it was everywhere. It is a Japanese term that refers to the character of the out of focus portion of a picture taken with a wide aperture lens. The phenomena was predicted by Gauss, but popularized by endless threads on the subject on the Leica lists, and I suppose others. Anyhow, the shot above is a fake. I did it in Photoshop. If you want a real Bokeh demonstration using an excellent renderer, go to Wexler's page: http://www.flarg.com/bokeh.html For a discussion of Bokeh, see this excellent article by Harold Merklinger from Photo Techniques Magazine. http://www.darkroom.com/MiscDocs/bokeh.pdf You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this article.