I once read somewhere that you can gauge the worth of a lens by the shape of its Bokeh. Essentially, its how point sources of light show up when shot out of focus. Though I’d been trying for sometime, i never had any decent results.
Okay. So I got together my really mean craft ‘skills’, my Nikon 50 mm lens and went to work. Half a day’s effort went phut. No bokeh. No nothing. As K said, the main reason was there was no point source of light for the bokeh to be really effective.
Then, finally, after dark, I got this!
The Nikon 50 mm f1.8 lens gave this bokeh
And this is the original subject in focus
To know more about Bokeh, check out the reliable Ken Rockwell's page on the subject here My mean crafty skills demand that I exercise restraint in showing the heart-bokeh hood I made. ;)