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Bokeh Frog (56 of 365)

Bokeh Frog in the City.


Well, actually, I was scrambling for something to shoot again tonight (that is getting to be a very familiar scene around my home) and I found this porcelain frog that my niece Summer made for us a few years ago. I've always liked it, so I decided to see what I could do with it. After trying a few things that didn't work out, I decided to do my whimsical take on a Dustin Diaz style 365 city scene (with a frog and no city). I didn't have a city (or Dustin's talent) to work with, so I went down to the basement, plugged in all the lights that I could find for a background and tweaked things until it kind of looked like the frog was hanging out in the city. He is sitting on a dark wood floor that the lights are reflecting off of. For a little city fog/rain, I used my trusty spray bottle to mist the air as I took the shot. In the end, I think it kind of looks like this frog is hanging out somewhere in a city (a little bit at least).


D90 with a Nikkor 85mm 1.4D lens (opened up to f/1/4 for the bokeh and short depth of field). A single SB-600 camera left and high of the frog with a tight grid spot shooting down on the frog. Looking at it now, I wish that I had gelled the flash with an orange gel - maybe a 1/2 CTO (oh well). Mostly Christmas lights in the background. I did a gradient color layer "behind" the picture that I let show through some of the bokeh to make it look like random color lights (like a city) in the background.


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Taken on February 25, 2010