Friday, April 13, 2012

[Flashback Friday] 5.45 - 346. Bokeh Skull

Welcome to another addition of Flashback Friday.** This year the guest editors, Tatman, Citizen Agent, and myself, Azurafae are taking turns reflecting on 17 of our personal favorite skulls from the previous four years of postings. So please join us as we visit the archives and add our additional commentary on some of the original pieces.

346. Bokeh Skull


Photography is one of my favorite hobbies. One technique that I discovered was bokeh. This can either be done by adjusting your focus on the subject, so the background is dotted, not clear or blurred. It's tricky, but the effect is very neat. There is also a false bokeh using a paper mask over your camera lens. In the above bokeh skull, Noah cut a small skull from paper, so the skull image was the removed piece and the rest is intact. This allows the light from the subject matter to pass through the lens in a restricted pattern. The camera focus and light acceptance has to be manually adjusted, so the effect is the clearest. In Noah's post, he included this great tutorial, that shows and explains how it's done. This is definitely a neat photography effect that I would love to try.

 **Flashback Friday was a weekly countdown of the fan selected top 52 skulls of Skull-A-Day 1.0. Each week during year 3.0 The Skullmaster posted the original skull along with some additional commentary in order from lowest to highest rated, with the #1 skull appearing in the last week of year 3.0, all 52 can be found here. During year 4.0 the editors had their chance to countdown their favorites Azurafae HERE, Citizen Agent HERE, and Tatman HERE.

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