2009 Challenge, Day 253: FOREGROUND BOKEH

Today is Thursday, September 10, 2009. Today’s theme for the 2009 Challenge is FOREGROUND BOKEH.

Floating by sea turtle

"Floating" by sea turtle

Bokeh is the pleasing out of focus effect caused by shooting a scene with a wide aperture. Often we think of bokeh as an effect that causes the background to be blurry. However, for today’s challenge, try to reverse that effect so that the foreground of your image has the bokeh. To do this, set your aperture wide, and focus on something in the distance. It might take a few tries, but have fun with it and don’t give up!

Bubbles by Andrew Stawarz

"Bubbles" by Andrew Stawarz

Once you’re ready to submit your work to Flickr, you’ve got to do two important things. First, make sure you tag your photos correctly; “2009challenge″ and “2009challenge253“. Also, if you haven’t already, join the PhotoChallenge group on Flickr. Then, submit each day’s photo to the group’s pool.

brittneys channukah par-tay by striatic

"brittney's channukah par-tay" by striatic

To see all of the shots for today’s challenge, click here:


About Steve Troletti

I'm a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy. Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments. Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.