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Bokehxploision | by Prozac74
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Taken for the Active Assignment Weekly! group. This week's assignment: Bokeh


Swore to myself to really get active again. So the topic "bokeh" was perfect for some experiments. I actually took nearly 200 photos (at some point you get desperate if the result is not what was made up by your mind) and then went to bed. With some days in between I now feel that this is equal to the one I posted before even though it does not follow my concept (with the magnifier).


What it took: This was one of the test shots I did before implementing the magnifier. I needed to learn what level blur I wanted and how to achieve it. Here I focused on the "stem" of the fiberglass lamp and was surprised (and pleased) by the sparkling effect this photo generated. The color is close to reality but I went the long way via B&W with subsequent coloring (the simplest and most effective way to get rid of some nasty purple fringing and chromatic abberations that often occur wide open at high contrast transitions).

Once again I like pixelpeeping here to watch the light bubbles a little closer (and the contrasting fine structure of the stem).

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Taken on September 17, 2010