Description Another of those photos that just gets lost on my HD. I take so much more than uploads can handle - a photography addict if you will
This is to go along with my Bokeh Origami series (I guess having 3 photos based on photographing origami and bokeh now makes me eligible to make a series out of it?). I might put some more thought into more of such photos - but right now I have so many photos on my laptop it's going to explode Result of getting a new lens and traveling over a couple of months
These are cute little stars made from strips of paper - I had a sudden craze over them at the end of last year and spent hours folding more stars than this jar could hold All the time I spent folding them I had this picture in my head. Now you get to see it (:
Bokeh is real
Equipment Canon EOS 600D Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CS5
First off, I love that you added some meaning behind the photo! I see so many jar/bokeh shots, but they really don't touch the reader emotionally at all. When I look at this, I actually feel the peacefully and warmness that radiate from the jar, and I can also relate more with the quote you added in the description. Wonderful work!
I also love your choice of a simple, dark background. The purple contrasts beautifully with the yellows, pinks, and light blues from the jar - as well as the bokeh!
The focus also works extremely well for this photo. The foreground is sharp and in detail, and while it's not a huge difference, the bokeh and background is blurred which adds depth to the photo and also draws our eye to the foreground.
The photo does seem to have a slight horizontal tilt which I noticed early on - but honestly, that's the only thing I'd change here!
Technically at that focal length 3.5 should allow you to get some bokeh. You just have to increase the distance between what you're taking the photo of and the bokeh source I believe I shot this at 2.8, which is only a few stops away. 3.5 wouldn't be enough for a 50mm focal length though.
Till I got my macro, my most favorite lens was the 50 f/1.8 for the aperture and sharpness it delivers as a prime lens. I think you should invest in one - the 50s are pretty cheap too