Tiny tulips and cotton clouds

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    - 1" Michaels mini flowerpot
    - Cotton balls
    - Fake grass
    - REAL potting soil
    - Cardboard, black tagboard for the lens hood, and X-acto knife
    - Christmas lights

    I got the idea to make a slightly more involved scene this morning (more so than prior shaped bokeh creations): I was planning on having snowflakes falling in the background, but clever me (not!) trying to buy snowflake-shaped hole punches at the craft store the day after Christmas- that plan obviously failed. I got a new idea and ended up cutting the tulip shape out myself, encouraged by the fact that I discovered the existence of miniature flower pots at Michael's (they even have HOLES in the bottoms!)

    Thanks to dad for holding up a jacket at exactly the height that exposed the relevant 4 xmas lights that would look like they were floating above the flowers' "stems", but hid all the rest of the lights (there were a ton).

    See photo below for the "setup". I was standing on a step stool right in front of the wooden island in the middle of the kitchen (peeking out of the bottom left corner of the below photo). Imagine a line of vision going from the tops of the tiny stems in the flower pot through the top 4 Christmas lights (and the rest of the lights being hidden by a person, not shown, holding up a jacket).

    and.baggio, Яah33l, brunobym, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. p i n k . a n t s 40 months ago | reply

      wow wow wow!!!!!!!!!!!!

      simply wow.

    2. blackdenimgumby 40 months ago | reply

      Thx :) I'm glad you like it! Was fun too...

    3. __ames__ 40 months ago | reply

      Such an elaborate setup for a masterpiece. This is amazing..

    4. blackdenimgumby 40 months ago | reply

      Thanks Amy! Gotta love that phase of a creation where it looks really goofy to anyone who's not you (aka doesn't see your end-result vision, before the final image is created) :p

    5. tismey 40 months ago | reply

      Very clever.Good to see the shaped bokeh effect being used for something a bit more creative.

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