Friday, December 23, 2011

Delicate Bokeh


Twas the night before the night before the night before Christmas last night so that's more than enough reason for me to have a glass or two of vino, right? Besides which, I needed something in the foreground of the shot, didn't I? Yesterday I learned a bit about putting some bokeh in your photos (say "bouquet") which is when you get the lights all out of focus like this. This was using the lights on the Christmas tree.

15 comments:

Julie said...

I knew about the technique, but your result here is special. I could not work out what you had used but it makes eminent sense once I read your test. This is one of the things I like about blogging: getting brain waves from someone else's post.

Was the vino nice? Of course it was! What a duffer for asking ...

cara said...

Oh yes. I hardly ever taste a bad one - it helps having a buyer in the household who knows his stuff and also it helps that I'm not fussy. This one was a Cotes du Rhone which was very light if you are used to the Aussie shiraz/cab/sav varieties.

Steffe said...

This one came out fine I think. I had some glögg this evening, and I will probably enjoy a glass of red wine tomorrow.

Z said...

AWSOME!!!!!

J Bar said...

Great effect.

Ann said...

Beautiful. I've only managed this once, quite by accident. Lovely, lovely shot.

NixBlog said...

Great effect!

Stan said...

Very well done!!! And a clever title/word play -- gotta love it.

Joanna said...

Cara, I love your bokeh! Congrats on getting into it. Your colors are great. The wine looks tasty too, and it's giving me an idea...

Julie said...

Drats! I missed that play on words in the title.

cara said...

yes.... did you all see what I did there? ;-)

diane b said...

Love the play on words which I didn't notice until reading your comments.
I love red wine especially Australian Shiraz but the Cooties de Rhone is not a bad drop either.
I also did a bokeh for Christmas. I tried to do it without using a foreground to focus on. How did you get hexagonal shapes?
I came via Julie's recommendation.

diane b said...

Cotes not Cooties hee hee thats spell check for you!

Rae Walter said...

That;s a great shot Cara. Colours, Wine, great shot....does not get much better than that!

cara said...

Diane - I think the hexagonal shapes are due to the shape of the hole when the shutter opens. The more sections to the shutter, the rounder the shape. I think that's how it works anyway!

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