Wednesday, May 14, 2008
346. Bokeh Skull
Bokeh Photography. Thanks to Renata for suggesting this technique, which I hadn't heard about before. Basically I cut a tiny stencil in a paper mask that goes over the lens which alters the light coming into the camera, thus creating a shape out of the circles of light normally formed when images are very blurry. There's a more detailed explanation, simple how-to guide with additional examples HERE. I didn't have quite the right lens for this, so the image I cut out was cropped by the actual aperture, but different parts of it were revealed at different locations in the frame. I took these images from a hill overlooking downtown Richmond, VA.