*~ Bokeh ~*

Last week, the week of September the 2nd, the Hair of the Dog Blog‘s pet photography challenge was ‘Bokeh’. Now, I have no idea what the proper pronunciation is – I have heard it every which way … I personally say ‘Bo-ka’, but I am sure there are many people who would say I am wrong! ‘Bokeh’ refers to the aesthetically pleasing out of focus areas in a photo. I think most people think of the lovely spots of light that are rendered in the background, but these are not necessary. Here are some creamy bokeh pictures I selected for this past week’s challenge!

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And who doesn’t love some bokehlicious Christmas twinkly lights?!

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Make sure you check out the Hair of the Dog Blog’s Bokeh post to see the top ten picks! They are all so stunning! Next Monday I will be posting this week’s challenge: Environmental Portraits.