The theme this week, creating our own bokeh pattern, was a really fun and challenging one for me. To actually create something with my hands is not something I am used to. I am clumsy with no fine motorics abilities whatsoever. You will have to use your imagination to interpret my little pattern as a leaf. 😉
But I love the effect. It is definitely something worth experimenting with more. Practice is needed.
What do you think? Can you see the leaves? 😉 The leaf bokeh is created by window lights from block houses and traffic across the street. I am standing on the opposite side of a big street and the railway, shooting through trees. My idea for this project was to use an urban environment and give it a nature-twist. Because that’s me. A born city girl – but a nature girl at heart.
This first one I think is my favourite…
I was waiting patiently for the community train to pass so I could get this photo. The train is the blue in the middle, at slow shutterspeed.
I used a 50 mm lens, lowest aperture 1.4, to get maximum blur.
I can’t wait to see what Jen came up with. I think she was also planning on creating a leaf pattern – I bet hers looks amazing and actually looks like leaves! Because when it comes to drawing, working with hand, and fine motorics skills she is my complete opposite. Check her out.