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Crystalline by Sarah-BK Crystalline by Sarah-BK
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Here's something a little more winter-ish :D Finally it's getting quite cold (not that I like it over the heat but anyway...) so it finally feels like winter :)

I'd been dying to try out fancy-shaped bokeh for a while now - basically you cut out whatever shape you like no more than 2cm big and then put it in the form of a lens cover and simply slip it onto your lens (if you're not understanding, here's a pic for you that I got from Google: [link]) - any bokeh then takes the shape of the shape of the card in front of the lens (just like it would be normally circular from the circular shape of the aperture. For this, yes, I actually cut that 1.6cm wide snowflake out of a piece of card by hand (I don't have a snowflake-hole puncher ^^;) but I guess the results are fancy enough to make me feel like it was worth it!

That's my trusty glass bottle once again filled with blue liquid this time :heart: Coming out of it are lovely blue crystal teardrops which were one of the papercraft collectibles I got from a craft magazine I collected as a younger teen :) Oh, and on the bottom are snowflake sequins; another of the collectibles :heart:


Equipment
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CS5


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By *Rae777 - [link]
By #Photo--Assignment - [link]



Thanks for looking - any comments and/or :+fav:s are appreciated :aww:

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Thunderi Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
dat bokeh... *_*
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hihi thanks :aww:
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Kara-a Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your lovely photo has been featured here : [link] :heart:
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you once again!! :heart:
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moroninlove2008 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Wow! That's really really pretty! And I love the bokeh! I've never seen someone make snowflake bokeh! That's really neat! =D
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awh thank you so much :meow:

Maybe because few have the patience and determination I have when I want to try something :P Maybe it's also because that's the most I get to photographing snowflakes ^^; Glad you like it though! Worth the effort <3
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moroninlove2008 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
You're very welcome! :aww: Keep trying new things! :w00t:
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I will ;)
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Blueberryblack Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Interface Designer
beautiful!
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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danzE26 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
cool....nice.... osem.....
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :3
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BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome shoot!!! :D
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! C:
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BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Rae777 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here [link]! :love:
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh thank you dear! :hug:
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Rae777 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome sweetie! :hug:
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Rae777 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very creative. Fantastic work! :love:
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awh thank you so much :blushes: :3
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Rae777 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're more than welcome sweetie! :)
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hayzy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
by hand :wow: that's impressive.It s so hard to do an they look like you did it with a hole puncher.
Love the set up and the glitter is a lovely detail.

I m very curious as to what you had in the background,he bokeh is so beautiful :love:.(I tried this technique myself and the bokeh didn t look great :( )
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :heart: Yeah by hand - I used a blade and a cutting mat after pencilling it freehand... wouldn't have done this with plain scissors for sure! :P

In the back I have just ordinary christmas lights :) They work wonders <3 You also have to ensure adequate distance between the subject and the lights... and I think even the lens makes a difference (I think a longer focal length lens would produce better bokeh but I've yet to discover that when I get a 60mm/100mm prime lens ^^). Aperture of course has to be at the maximum of course(f2 or a smaller number) :)
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hayzy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well done :clap: I would have been able to cut it out with a blade or scissors.

thank you.I think maybe it was a little dark when I tried it with my Christmas lights.
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought I wouldn't manage either - but I managed despite thinking so :) I'm sure you could too!

You need to have an additional light source, not just the christmas lights though. I use my desk lamp - well it's the only light source in my room :P
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Gallynette Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely :heart:
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh thanks :hug:
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AreaFive Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, love the blue.
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :heart:
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MissCarolinaK Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow love it !:) soo cool :)
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
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