There is no way that I'm even close to being an amazing photographer but, that doesn't stop me from having fun with photography and I'm not afraid of posting my amateur photos here. Somehow tonight I stumbled across some information on "Bokeh" and next thing you know, I'm crouching around our tree in all sorts of funny positions, zooming in and out on ornaments.
First I'll give you the definition of "Bokeh" curtosusy of wikipedia. "In photography, bokeh is the blur,or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light." Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distracting—"good" and "bad" bokeh, respectively. Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions. Bokeh is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas. However, bokeh is not limited to highlights; blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image."
O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,'Til He appear'd and the soul felt its worth
.A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! O hears the angels' voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born;O night divine, O night, O night Divine.
He knows our need, to our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!Behold your King, Before Him lowly bend!