The Enigmatic Blur: Showcase of 30 Stunning Samples of Bokeh Photography

Photographs have the power to evoke strong emotions and convey deep feelings. In fact, photography is a wonderful medium to express both enigma and nostalgia using art as a platform.

“Bokeh”, a Japanese term, is basically used to denote “blur”. Ever seen those photos in which the subject is perfectly visible, but the rest of the photograph is blurred? Remember those scenes in movies in which the actress is walking against a myriad of blurry street lights? Yes, you guessed it right! That’s Bokeh for you!

In this article, we bring to you an assortment of some of the best samples of Bokeh photography from all across the internet. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this visual treat!

1. Blue-Silver Tinsel

2. Dusk’s Bokeh

3. Bokeh Lantern

4. Buddha

5. The City Bokeh

6. A Cup of Bokeh

7. Bokeh Bubbles

8. Bokeh by snowmask

9. Your Technicolor Heart

10. Blowing Magic


12. A House of Cards

13. Water Flow

14. Dreamcatcher

15. Attached

16. In Floodlight

17. Octopus

18. Web Full of Gold

19. Magdalena’s Bokeh (No Name Specified by Creator)

20. Some Kid And Mr. Bokeh

21. A Summer Dream

22. Glass / Bokeh / Photography

23. Wan Fujing

24. Bokeh Balls Photography

25. Bokeh Lights Christmas Shoot

26. You Own The Key To My Heart

27. When The Question Is About Hunger…

28. Lustre II

29. Esquema 3

30. Mesmo Esquema Anterior

What do you think of these awesome samples of Bokeh photography? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

Sufyan bin Uzayr

Sufyan bin Uzayr writes for various magazine and blogs, and is the author of several books. He blogs about technology, Linux and open source, mobile, web design and development, typography, and Content Management Systems at Code Carbon. You can learn more about him, follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook and Google+.

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  1. Mollie says

    Totally awesome photography. I’m becoming more of a photography addict than I had been previously. Thanks.

  2. raden says

    This article really excites me and my interest in getting better at Bokeh. Or, I should say, just learning how to begin with.

  3. Andrew says

    I love the focus trick that was done with the lantern. I wonder how they got the smoke to do that?