Friday, December 16, 2011

Favorite Photo of the Week: Holiday Bokeh 12.13.11

It is quite possible that I am developing another obsession. I have only tried it once, but I love capturing bokeh! The process is fun and the end result is beautiful. I expect to have more bokeh shots to post next week. What is your current photography obsession?

Can you guess what my favorite photo of the week is? That's right, it is a bokeh shot :o). Decorating and working has kept me from taking more than a few photos this week, so if you have been following my blog you have seen this photo before. If not, here is my first ever attempt at bokeh. I set up a table with a mirrored plate in front of the tree and then added the blue candle. In processing I did a clean edit with the basic settings. I also did another edit you can see here. The color combination and the softness are what make this photo my favorite. I would love to know your thoughts and your current obsessions!

Settings: ISO 800, 44mm, ss1/10, f/5.0 (full manual, tripod, tungsten wb)
"The word "bokeh" comes from the Japanese word "boke" (pronounced bo-keh) which literally means fuzziness or dizziness." - KenRockwell.com

Linking up with the link ups below. Be sure to check out the other favorite shots!
the long road    Happily Mother After  and then, she {snapped}

15 comments:

  1. Christmas bokeh is the best! I love it. Merry Christmas

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  2. absolutely gorgeous shot!

    i love it!

    have a fabulous weekend!

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  3. That is so beautiful! Something truly serene about this shot! xoxo Brooke

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  4. Fabulous friday work!! Happy Holidays!

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  5. beautiful bokeh. Christmas ligts are really the best source for bokeh, I think!

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  6. LOVE the blue and purple lights! Different from the usual Christmas bokeh colors one usually sees.

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  7. I really love this shot. Love the blue of it.

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  8. Visiting from Happily Mother After. I just love this shot. Definitely different for Christmas colors, but gorgeous nonetheless.

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  9. Very beautiful! I love how you captured the lights especially! I'm your new GFC follower :) I'd like to invite you to link up this beautiful photo at my "Look Whooooo's Snapping" photo linky party going on now!

    Blessings,
    Breena
    mommyknowslife.blogspot.com

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  10. I love the different color lights--not your typical white, red, green. Isn't bokeh fun to play with! Beautiful job! Thanks for linking up!

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  11. i HAVE to get a tripod--so gorgeous! thanks for linking up!

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  12. What a beautiful photo! I love the colors and lighting. Thanks so much for linking up to Oh Snap!shots of the week. Hope to see you again this week!

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  13. Just wanted to let you know that I am featuring your photo tomorrow morning on Happily Mother After! :)

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