Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Three Perspectives, Bokeh Wednesday, & Pistachio Salad...


So right off the bat you guys are thinking I've completely lost my marbles, right? Yesterday it was all bad hair and cheeseburger pie and today I'm on to pistachios...and what the eff is bokeh? Well, I lost my marbles a long time ago!
Our theme for The Three Perspectives this week was "shell". I instantly thought of pistachios and then {much like a three year old} instantly thought of pistachio salad. You know, that great tasting mint green, marshmallowy jello type salad you see a lot at Fourth of July picnics and such. So, okay, I'll back it up a bit and try to slow down.
Here is this week's trippy. I love how we all had a different interpretation of the word "shell." To find out more about our triptych project, you can read this.
Today is also Wednesday which means two things. 1) I have to take Rayne to school rather than put her on the bus {a little deal we have worked out and 2) it's Bokeh Wednesday over at Flickr.


In photography, bokeh is the blur,[1][2] or the aesthetic quality of the blur,[3][4][5] in out-of-focus areas of an image, or "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light."[6] 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" or "bad" bokeh, respectively.[1] 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
If you wish, you can find some examples of bokeh here! You can see how I've bokehed the pistachios here...
...which brings me to pistachio salad! {yummy} It's super simple to make.
Ingredients
Box of instant pistachio pudding
20 oz. can of crushed pineapple in juice {un-drained}
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 1/2 cup thawed whipped cream
Directions
Mix them all together and allow to set up in the fridge for an hour.
See...SUPER easy! Enjoy your day, everyone!

2 comments:

Jamie January 27, 2010 at 9:31 PM  

Gorgeous! I can't wait to try to create a Bokeh photo.

t does wool January 28, 2010 at 7:48 PM  

great collaboration Maegan.
and love that salad!