Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Shaped Bokeh


I was delighted to put up my Christmas tree and use it as my bokeh light source. The snowflake shape I had used in my previous bokeh attempt did not weather well and looked distorted, so to keep things simple (and in the spirit) I cut out the shape of a cross for my bokeh shape. Choosing the subject of my picture was a hard choice, and this angel which turned out the best, was actually my last choice. The subject needs tons of lighting, and I find that the picture works best with the camera set on manual, with a shutter speed of 1/50 and aperture of f/1.8. The camera will say that this is grossly underexposed, but somehow it seems to work. Well, an hour of messing around with this solved my itch to do it for a while!

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