Happy Friday, friends! The leaves are turning colors here and I’m off this morning to take pictures. I hope you’re looking forward to a wonderful weekend. I’m going to dig right into our pictures today because I’m super excited about today’s selections. So here we go…
This year I joined my local photography club, Erie Shores Photography Club. And on Wednesday we did a workshop that centered around focus, depth of field and bokah. I had seen bokah before but had never done any photography with it. So we got this video ahead of the workshop. And another club member mentioned doing cut-outs for her lens, so I looked up information on that and found this site.
Armed with that information, I made myself some cut-outs and created this photo:
My hearts didn’t come out quite as defined as I would have liked, but I was delighted at this result for my first time. These are actually Christmas lights in a clear vase. I shot the picture using my 50mm lens (on a tripod), aperture 1.8, shutter speed 1/40 sec, ISO 100.
Have you tried bokah before? I’m taking a Photoshop class right now and I might try some of my blending mode activities with this image. I’ll let you know how the results come out.
This week from Maddee we have a picture from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (I love this frog!). She says, ” I’m a huge fan of fountains and take photos of them every chance I get. I just adore off-kilter images but I wonder if I would like it even more if I had gotten the entire fountain and cool frog sculpture in. Not sure; I kind of like it as is. What do you all think? (taken with iPhone, no filter)”