Day twenty of the 30 photo challenge:
Today was just that, a challenge. I hadn't heard the term bokeh before so had to look it up. I read that it is "a Japanese term for the subjective asthetic quality of out-of-focus areas of a photographic image". (Like this.) I did my homework on this one - large aperture, check. Short focal distance, check. I was inside by a bright window but I think the problem is I need more distance between my subject and the background. Also, the view out the window was snow so the light didn't have much to play off of. And of course, a lens more suited to this style of photography might have helped.
So as you can see, today's photo is a bokeh fail but I had fun learning a few things which I look forward to trying when the weather warms a little and I can get outside to practice.
I'm really pleased with how this photo turned out regardless - not the result of editing but rather working with the settings on my camera.
The tulips were a surprise from my sweet husband since yesterday marked two years since our engagement!