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Weekly B&W Challenge ending 8pm Wed 10th April 2019 - Bokeh

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4 Apr 2019 8:16AM
A photographic technique challenge this week to produce an image celebrating attractive bokeh. It could be an item of your choosing in focus with background bokeh or go for the completely abstract, a monochrome image being the extra challenge. So get those creative juices flowing and do your stuff.

The rules

1. The challenge is just for fun.
2. All images must be taken after the theme is announced.
3. All images must be uploaded by 8pm on Wednesday
4. All uploads must be B&W (or sepia toned)
5. Only one upload per member
6. The person who hosts is the judge for that week challenge and the judge’s decision is final
7. The winner gets to create, run and judge the challenge for the following week
8. Have fun

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davetac 11 69 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2019 7:02AM

5 Apr 2019 9:40AM
Hi David
Thanks for posting but for images to be included in the challenge you need to upload to the group photos section:
Any problems, just post a message and one of us will help you out.
9 Apr 2019 10:02AM
Just a reminder that there is not much time left to get focused on producing attractive out of focus Smile
SlowSong Plus
11 8.9k 30 England
9 Apr 2019 1:40PM
The out of focus I can do. Trying to get some bokey but it's all going a bit pokey. Sad
cattyal Plus
15 9.1k 6 England
9 Apr 2019 2:35PM
I'm planning to be wandering about int he sunshine on Wednesday so am hoping to come up with something on my travels.
10 Apr 2019 7:53PM
Finally worked out a shot! So I'm in - a bit last minute but never mind! Blush
10 Apr 2019 8:05PM
Ok times up, be back after pasta. Smile
10 Apr 2019 9:29PM
Dinner done and cleared. You folks don't make judging easy with some great images:

Chris - Mr Ducky looks quite a character with his bokeh halo
Malc - I like the bokeh double take
David - like it but doesn't meet the rules of being taken in the week of the challenge.
Pete - great clouds of blossom bokeh
Merlin - weird daisy - are you sure its not a pastry brush?
Eddie - we can see you are having a good time in Hastings - love the blurry bottles
Dave - looks like the flower is overcoming all odds to survive with the mysterious building in the background
Jack - you seem a little obsessed with your little friend (treatment may be available) and his snowstorm bokeh
IL - pleasing little fluffy flower head bokeh
Linda - lovely composition and glass highlights - we'll take your word that it was water and not something stronger

My virtual bouquet for the bokeh winner goes to Linda - well done and over to you.

DaveRyder Plus
6 4.2k 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2019 9:32PM
Well done Linda and a challenge that passed on a blur....
Merlin_k Plus
11 39 13 United States
10 Apr 2019 9:35PM
Congratulations Linda, a wonderful picture.
And yes, that is a red daisy, although I agree it doesn't look exactly organic!
JawDborn 8 1.3k 1 England
10 Apr 2019 9:36PM
Clever work, Linda, congratulations. Many thanks for the great challenge, Phil.
cattyal Plus
15 9.1k 6 England
10 Apr 2019 9:42PM
Congratulations Linda and thanks for taking care of things this week Phil.

Merlin - this looks like a Bellis Daisy?
EddieAC 15 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2019 9:47PM
Well done Linda and many thanks for this week Phil! Smile
10 Apr 2019 10:03PM
Ooh! Thank you Phil. 😃 I have to admit to struggling to come up with an idea for this week's challenge...mainly because I'm so exhausted with work at the moment. Sure I missed lots of other opportunities during the week.

And yes, it was definitely just water ... though I will confess to having had a tipple or 2 as well this evening.

The book is actually the one that inspired my research for my qualification. So it finally came in useful for something! 😉

It's my bed time now so I'll sleep on things and post a new challenge tomorrow.

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