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Brighton Clock Tower

The Clock Tower in Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK.


Here the tower is supporting a canopy of white LED Christmas decorations. The image is a composite of two photographs, one badly out of focus to reveal a pleasant bokeh / 暈け / ボケ / ボケ味 effect.


The geometry of the subject and composition means that - looking upward - the area around the clockfaces is in its own focal plane (with everything else either nearer or further away). This makes it easy to fake a shallow depth of field or fake Tilt-Shift effect, creating the illusion that the photograph is of a small scale model.


The out of focus parts of the image serve to highlight the intensity of bright points - such as fairy lights or fireworks - that cannot be conveyed using conventional file formats and conventional screen display devices.


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Taken on December 28, 2010