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Holiday Bokeh!!
Posted By: arpaagent, 12-15-2008, 12:13 AM

What do you get when you mix an SMC Pentax 50/1.2 with a multi-color lit Christmas tree, but put it a bit out of focus? A wonderful result, I say! I just love the smooth solid bokeh color rendered in these photos. I closed it down a couple stops to get the octagonal shapes from the aperture blades, which makes the photo a bit more fun that just round blobs.

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I like this effect...very artistic. Well done
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Wow...so funny seeing yours, because the colors/shape are similar to a shot I took the other night:



Nice bokeh!!

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For some fun bokeh: The Best 6 Ways To Create Your Own Bokeh | DIYPhotography.net

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I like them all. Did you notice the bokeh in Arpaagent's image take the shape of an Octagon, while Esrasmo's image is almosta perfict circle. Very interesting difference and one I am sure is accounted for by the different lens apertures and makers.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JMR Quote
I like them all. Did you notice the bokeh in Arpaagent's image take the shape of an Octagon, while Esrasmo's image is almosta perfict circle. Very interesting difference and one I am sure is accounted for by the different lens apertures and makers.

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I think that Esrasmo was most likely shooting with a lens wide open. I had mine stopped down a few stops so that the aperture created the octagon. I did a few wide open, but I didn't like them as much for some reason.

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QuoteOriginally posted by arpaagent Quote
I think that Esrasmo was most likely shooting with a lens wide open. I had mine stopped down a few stops so that the aperture created the octagon. I did a few wide open, but I didn't like them as much for some reason.

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Thanks for the repley. I am sure by now you have discovered I cited the wrong person for the circular bokeh. I meant AlphaGak20D.

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