Bokeh is the word I am thinking of today.
I came across this word as I was reading a book on digital photography. It can be pronounced boh-kay or boh-kuh. In addition to being an interesting word, it would score well in the game of Scrabble.
Definition of bokeh—The aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. It can also mean “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light.”
A photo having a smooth, silky-looking out-of-focus area behind the main subject is said to have a nice bokeh.
The word bokeh is from the Japanese language. It’s a translation of “mental haze.”
Technology really isn’t fading way but some applications maybe be subject to fading.
I recently came across the word blogfade or blog fade, if you prefer.
Blogfade occurs when a person sets up a blog and starts posting to it, only to abandon or forget about it later. Neglecting a blog can be causes by many factors including losing your initial enthusiasm, realizing it is a lot of work, etc. Sometimes blogs fade because the person responsible for it on an organization leaves.
Closely related to blogfade is podcast fade. The concept is the same. Someone starts a podcasts, putting up new episodes on a regular and consistent basis. Again, for whatever reason, they stop doing this.
Dad bod definition
Dad bod is a word I am hearing and seeing more and more. I like to discuss trending words, so today it’s time to look at the definition of dad bod.
Vox.com says , “The term “dad bod” was virtually absent from American conversation until April 30, when a 19-year-old Clemson sophomore named Mackenzie Pearson penned a story in the Clemson Odyssey titled ‘Why Girls Love the Dad Bod.’ Her argument was counter-intuitive, suggesting that women are more attracted to men whose physiques reflect ‘a nice balance between a beer gut and working out’ than they are to hunks with washboard abs.”
A website called bustle.com adds, “Dad bod is a male body type that is best described as ‘softly round.’ It’s built upon the theory that once a man has found a mate and fathered a child, he doesn’t need to worry about maintaining a sculpted physique.”
So maybe we don’t all have to have washboard abs, etc.—thank goodness.
Anticlockwise (or anti-clockwise) came up as a term in a recent podcast I was listening to. I had to rewind to hear it again.
Sees this is a legit word, but has its roots in England.
The definition of anticlockwise is the same as counterclockwise (or counter-clockwise) here in the U.S. turning in the opposite direction from the rotation of the hands of a clock.
First known use of ANTICLOCKWISE appears to be in 1879.
Cinquain — What is it?
In a recent discussion about poetry, this word came up — cinquain. I don’t know if I have ever heard it before, so I wrote it down.
In addition to being new, my mind thought, “Hmm, this would be a great Scrabble word.”
In the world of poetry, cinquain means:
a short poem consisting of five, usually unrhymed lines. These lines are two, four, six, eight and two syllables respectively.
In general, cinquain means a group of five.
Origin: French, from cinq five, from Old French, from Latin quinque — more at five
First known use: 1882
Now you know the meaning of a new word. Had I been more clever and timely, I would have posted this on May 5 — Cinco De Mayo.
You may not know the term but I bet you have seen this type of video. It also goes by the names walklapse, spacelapse, stop-motion time-lapse, motion timelapse and moving timelapse.
This type of video is an exposure technique in time-lapse photography. What is unique about hyperlapse videos is that the position of the camera is being changed between each exposure.
American filmmaker Dan Eckert coined the term hyperlapse.
Before a label was created, the technique itself can be traced back Guy Roland. He invented the technique in 1986, experimenting with a Super8 mm film camera. Roland compressed imagery by lining up objects and filming them one frame at a time. He gradually changed his vantage point between each photo.
Here is what digitalspy.com has to say on the topic:
Time lapse photography is something that has been around for a long time. Traditionally however it requires you to have a tripod and the ability to stand still for hours on end.
Now, however, things have changed thanks to Instagram and its clever Hyperlapse app. The application lets you capture time lapse videos while you walk about, using a clever algorithm that will stitch all the images together and remove as much judder as possible.
Unlike Instagram, which is a social network, Hyperlapse is more of a photographic tool. Videos can of course be shared to Instagram, but hyperlapse exists as a separate application altogether.
I was surprised that hypelapse is not a video. It is a quick series of photos.
Check out Youtube for examples of hyperlapse and how to do it.