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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    What does "navel gazing" mean?


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    In this context, losing sight of one's priorities by over-intellectualizing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBrunner View Post
    Personally, if I find myself navel gazing a photography term, it's generally high time I pulled my head out and go make some negatives. Ymmv.
    If only I could... APUG is a relief from a combination of school work and work work overload. If I could actually spare some real length of time to go outside and do something with a camera, I would be a much happier person.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Omphaloskepsis.
    Haha nice, see, words are useful

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    Careful, deliberate contemplation, among other things.
    Thanks Matt



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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Haha nice, see, words are useful



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    Here's one of my favorites: "parablepsy". B0&#h is related to parablepsy.
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    I should mention the true story of the etymology of bokeh. It all began with a rude rare lens dealer in
    Brooklyn, who specialized in optics with unusual out-of-focus characteristics. If anyone phoned to ask
    the price, he'd reply, "Yeh wanna be broke, eh?" So these started being known as "brokeh" lenses. Since
    the Japanese don't have a sound for "r", this was simply contracted to "bokeh". Analogously, the Aussies pronounce it "breykey", and the French "breukeaux". Meanwhile, the pronunciation has continued to degrade in Brooklyn itself, where it now pronounced, "beahhhkay".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
    I should mention the true story of the etymology of bokeh. It all began with a rude rare lens dealer in
    Brooklyn, who specialized in optics with unusual out-of-focus characteristics. If anyone phoned to ask
    the price, he'd reply, "Yeh wanna be broke, eh?" So these started being known as "brokeh" lenses. Since
    the Japanese don't have a sound for "r", this was simply contracted to "bokeh". Analogously, the Aussies pronounce it "breykey", and the French "breukeaux". Meanwhile, the pronunciation has continued to degrade in Brooklyn itself, where it now pronounced, "beahhhkay".
    I don't know if I believe that story....


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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Here's one of my favorites: "parablepsy". B0&#h is related to parablepsy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
    I should mention the true story of the etymology of bokeh. It all began with a rude rare lens dealer in
    Brooklyn, who specialized in optics with unusual out-of-focus characteristics. If anyone phoned to ask
    the price, he'd reply, "Yeh wanna be broke, eh?" So these started being known as "brokeh" lenses. Since
    the Japanese don't have a sound for "r", this was simply contracted to "bokeh". Analogously, the Aussies pronounce it "breykey", and the French "breukeaux". Meanwhile, the pronunciation has continued to degrade in Brooklyn itself, where it now pronounced, "beahhhkay".


    That is a strange piece of writing.
    For those who have any interest in it at all (not many!), Australians pronounce it as boke'–. I should know, I am Australian!
    Where did you get the "breykey" from (it sounds truer to what we call "brekkie"/ breakfast)? Or, quelle horreur, the French "breukeuax"??
    “The photographer must determine how he wants the finished print to look before he exposes the negative.
    Before releasing the shutter, he must seek 'the flame of recognition,' a sense that the picture would reveal
    the greater mystery of things...more clearly than the eyes see."
    ~Edward Weston, 1922.

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    Drew just wanted to give some background to bokeh. So of course, the more fuzzy and indistinct, the better.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    I think Drew was being a comedian.

    It is a Japanese word (Romaji: boke; pronounced as two syllables, soft vowels in both), the literal translation being "blur". Us westerners like to append the h so that other ignorant roundeyes don't pronounce it as rhyming with broke.

    You can verify that by asking a native Japanese speaker if you like...



 

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