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Glimmer Among Leaves

This was shot at JingShan Park in Beijing. Originally I was going to try to get a timelapse of the Forbidden City, but somehow, on that day, the idea seemed trite or uninspiring to me. Instead i became curious of the setting sun backlighting the leaves of a certain tree, and decided to try to capture the changing bokeh as the sun set, as well as play around with manually adjusting the focus ring as the timelapse proceeded.

 

Nikon D300 + Nikon 85mm f/1.8

Music: The American Dollar - Near East (Ambient)

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Uploaded on August 18, 2010