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December 17, 2010

The Reason . . .



Have you noticed all the holiday photos that are gracing the web this holiday?  There is some pretty amazing talent out there.
the reason for the season

f1.8 @ 1/10 ISO 400 50mm  on a tripod remote release

I new that I had to try my hand at getting a descent bokeh photo of something Christmas  related.  Should I one of my snowmen and try it with that?  Nope not Christmas-y enough.  I've got plenty of Santas from my Satan collention, that's a good Christmas themed item?  Nope again.
This is what I settled on, one of my nativity sets.  Simple but elegant, tells the real story for the season in just one piece.
Getting a good bokeh photo is a bit touchy.  Got to have lots of distance and a large aperture (lens) open for good round blurred lights.

Next I think I will try putting a cutout on my lens and see what comes of that.
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20 comments:

tammymcchesney said...

Definitely the reason for the season, you captured it in it's full glory and that bokeh is beautiful!

𝄢 Ambrosia said...

Beautiful...Love the verse you added...its light and fresh. Love everything about it! Nicely done!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

That's a lovely shot. I need to take some photos of our nativity set. I found it so hard to get a decent bokeh with my shot as I can only get down to f2.4 with my camera.

Ashley Sisk said...

I was trying to get this exact same shot but yours turned out way better. Love this.

Joni said...

such a lovely shot. i love the colors.

rachel said...

I love Christmas bokeh. Thanks for linking up!

danudin said...

Nothing could be more topical for this time of year. Superb.

Katie said...

I LOVE it!!! This is a perfect Christmas decoration to showcase the REAL reason for the season. And your bokeh is pretty fab, too! :)

jillconyers said...

Perfect shot for the challenge. Love it!

Amy said...

Gorgeous! Just what Christmas is all about. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Patty Ann said...

Perfect reminder for what the season is really about.

JM PhotoArt said...

Stunning Bokeh effect :) Still working on some Christmas bokeh pics!

Nan said...

Merry Chrisrmas and Happy New Year 2011.

Best Wishes and Happiness.
Nan
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Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

This is so beautiful, Barb! Perfect.

Laurie said...

That is a great photo! Love the bokeh in the background (I'm a sucker for bokeh). And the statue itself...wow. A beautiful piece of artwork. All around wonderful photo!

Teagan said...

There's such Elegance in your photo!

Kristy said...

I love the font you used!

A. Rogers photo said...

Great capture. I like the clarity , color and focus! Very nice!

Tara said...

This is so beautiful...and I love the bokeh behind. Gorgeous. Thanks for linking up.

withoutadornment said...

What an amazing photo! I love everything about it. :)