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[Rollei] Portraits with OOF areas that no one cares about



You know Jerry, 
I think Karsh used a lens with a bad bokeh.  Are you familiar with the
famous portrait of Winston Churchill that Karsh took? Its the one where
Churchill is frowning, kind of looks a bit angry. The reason for the
expression on Churchill's face is because he believed Mr. Karsh was
taking his portrait with a lens that had bad OOF areas. ;-)

Peter K

- -----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Lehrer [mailto:jerryleh  ]
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 2:58 PM
To: rollei  us
Subject: Re: [Rollei] In-focus character, Out-of-focus character (was
Re: Daniel'sRolleicord V shot)


RJ

AA did do portraits, environmental portraits and industrial
stuff too.   Feel free to cite ANY examples of bokeh, either
good or bad.

Jerry


"Fox, Robert" wrote:

> Help me out here,
>
> Isn't the OOF area or bokeh mostly irrelevant to Ansel Adams' work
since
> his landscape images would be focused at infinity (or the hyperfocal
> distance) and at a very small aperture like f32/f64?  Bokeh only
really
> shows up on images that are highly zoomed with a telephoto lens, or on
> images that are focused fairly close to the camera at wide apertures
> (like portraits)?
>
> R.J.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jerry Lehrer [mailto:jerryleh  ]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 3:14 PM
> To: rollei  us
> Subject: Re: [Rollei] In-focus character, Out-of-focus character (was
> Re: Daniel'sRolleicord V shot)
>
> Peter
>
> Having attended lectures, seminars and classes given by
> Dr. Kingslake, I avow that the treatment of the out of
> focus image, called "bokeh" never came up.
>
> As a test, can any of  you cite an Ansel Adams photo
> where there was an example of good or bad bokeh?
>
> Jerry

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