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Jar of Stars by Sarah-BK Jar of Stars by Sarah-BK
Jar of stars, jar of wishes, jar of dreams :heart:

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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 :la: Result of getting a new lens and traveling over a couple of months :P

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 :giggle: All the time I spent folding them I had this picture in my head. Now you get to see it (:

Bokeh is real :heart:


Equipment
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM
Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CS5




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:iconluckydesigns:
What a beautiful photo! :love:

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! :nod:

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!

Beautiful photo, keep shooting :clap:

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FredyHannover Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Beauty is in simplicity! Wonderfull work! Rose Bullet - F2U! 
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much c: :love:
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Hawkieface Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I have my own jar of these in my room, but it doesn't look nearly as good as this c:
Beautiful~
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I keep the jar on my desk too! Right in front of me actually c: Thank you :heart:

I'm sure urs looks just as great though :meow:
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Hawkieface Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!~
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Hardsadness Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Because i don't speak english i just want say: Beautiful!
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a pretty good sentence - thank you! :aww:
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:iconhardsadness:
Hardsadness Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Rolling Heart 
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:icongazlan-sahmeiy:
Gazlan-Sahmeiy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Hug Heart  thxo sweto
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not sure I understand?
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:iconmudcherry1:
mudcherry1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very artistic. I love it. :))
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you - I'm glad! :meow:
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:iconvanessalisa:
Vanessalisa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
that is so cute
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks ^^
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:iconvanessalisa:
Vanessalisa Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Np buddy
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:iconcoolcats101:
coolcats101 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
love it:)
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconcoolcats101:
coolcats101 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
:)
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:iconauriferous-art:
Auriferous-art Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soooo cute!!
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :meow:
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:iconneji55:
Neji55 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Beautiful shot u did there, i really love the bokeh and the colors! :D
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Why thank you! :D Glad you do ^^
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iheartcolours Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work! :heart:
You're image has been featured here: [link]

Thank you!
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't thank me - if anything thank you! :heart: :giggle: Glad you like it ^^
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Amybear8 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
stunning and beautiful! its just over all lovely and happy! they remind me of little candies
perfect!
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much (: Glad it makes you happy :la:
I had everyone think they were sweets, took one from the pile and almost ate them :P
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Amybear8 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
haha! that would be funny! I did think they were candies at first ^^;
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I made them pastel candy colours on purpose ;P But yes it was funny :giggle:
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:iconamybear8:
Amybear8 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
heheh lol ;) I wish I could have seen that! XD
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FurImmerUndEwig Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:love: very cute and lovely, excellent work :clap::clap: !!
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :meow:
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FurImmerUndEwig Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome :huggle::heart: !!
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MJ-Hanane Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Woaaw! ♥
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :meow:
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tyronmcd Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that is amazing :0
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh thank you! :3
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tyronmcd Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:):)
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daylover1313 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
weee candy :-9 jummi
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
They are made of paper :P
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daylover1313 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww :-P lock so real :-o
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:iconsarah-bk:
Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry :giggle:
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daylover1313 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np still like it :-P
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :giggle:
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:icon7lk:
7lk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice :3
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ^^
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Patricia-Lehmann Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this shot, it's very delicate and I can't ever seem to get the bokeh to look this nice. Well done !! :) :3
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :)

What lenses do you have, and do you know how to use manual settings on your camera?
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Patricia-Lehmann Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeh I always shoot in manual and I have a 80-105mm lens so the lowest aperture I can get is 3.5. I'm getting another lens soon so I'll try it again :)
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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 :)
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bespectacled-fleur Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, as well as paper stars!
The colours in the stars and bokeh match almost exactly, it's like magic! <3
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