Challenge: Bokeh V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
Location: Puget Sound
Date: Dec 13, 2008
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2008
|[Dec. 19th, 2008 01:40:25 PM]
This is a fairly simple shot: walked out into my backyard Saturday night (beautiful and unusually snowy season in the lower Puget Sound).
G10, flash on, pointed it up at the tree to catch some falling snow: The flash barely illuminated the tree, so it has a nebulous feel. The snowflakes were illuminated at varying distances, and the "motion blur" is really just a flake that melted as it hit the lens. There was some wind moving the branches in a slow, random wave. I really love these trees. In a wind, they almost look as if they are dancing gracefully.
I was inspired to attempt this by nlghttrain's
posted in this thread.
Just a note about Bokeh: I know that this submission is really stretching the definition of the term, and I expect the scores to reflect it. I don't consider it a shoehorn, but I realize it is definitely "out of family" with the other entries.
I actually got my brand new 50mm 1.4 lens the day the challenge closed. It got me excited about entering the Bokeh challenge, which I had just noticed. Events overtook me, and the hour or so I had available to shoot with the new lens evaporated. I recalled this image from Saturday, and since I was so jazzed about being in a challenge again (been a while) I decided to go for it. Since this is bokeh of a sort.
But now that I have that 50mm 1.4, bokeh will be an element in a lot of my images. Might hafta change my handle to Bokehdome... :-)
Happy Holidays, All!
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