On Taking Assignments #13 - Bokeh


What better place to try and create some interesting Bokeh than a field of tulips.  In case you aren't familiar with the term, Bokeh is the out of focus portions of an image. 

This yellow tulip stood out above the rest, and gave this shot a focal point as a counter to the large proportion of out of focus area.  I was pleased with how this assignment turned out.

On Taking Assignments

I frequently listen to the On Taking Pictures (OTP) podcast, which I highly recommend to anyone looking for good conversation about creativity, especially as it related to photography.  In January 2014 the hosts, Bill Wadman and Jeffery Saddoris, began a new segment of weekly assignments that they gave to listeners.  Results of the assignments are posted on the OTP Google Plus group.  I decided that I would commit myself to the assignments for a year without interruption, and that I would complete each one before the next assignment was announced on the show each Tuesday morning.  My 'On Taking Assignments' blog posts are the culmination of my year-long focus on these assignments.