Photographer Mark Ostow sent comments to go along with his Final 50:
"Congratulations to all the photographers who entered! Choosing 50 out of such a strong field was very difficult.
"Bokeh can add such beauty to a photograph, as well as direct the viewer's eye to go where you want it to be.
"Some people blurred the most important part of their image, almost leaving a lot up to the imagination. In other images, the blurred areas were used to call attention to the (sharp) subject matter in the foreground.
"Since photography is an art, any way that you use bokeh to express your vision is as valid as the next person's. Thank you all for doing a great job at turning the ordinary into the extraordinary!"
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