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Holiday Guitar (f/1.2 OOF Xmas tree bokeh content)
Posted By: mikeSF, 12-09-2009, 10:20 AM

I still cannot get enough of the Christmas tree bokeh effect, so I brought out one of my favorite subjects, my '99 Bob Benedetto handmade 7-string guitar, and put it in front of the Christmas tree for a few snaps. The lens is the Cosina 55mm f/1.2, shot wide open using window light and no other lighting.

Implementing feedback received in my last thread, I tried to aim more light on the subject to de-emphasize the background a little...but let's be honest, the only reason I took the pics was to see those crazy colored circles...woowee!

OK, on to the photos - I hope you like 'em:

#2 ("look at the flame on that one...")

#3 (shot handheld)


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12-10-2009, 09:45 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jimbo Quote
Well Done Mike. Like them all though the second to last really sticks out. JIM
thx Jimbo. for that one i was further away from the lights which made the circles larger and more dense as well as less bright. i think that was a good combination.

QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxpup Quote
Wow... I love the colors
thanks pentaxpup. i appreciate your comment.

QuoteOriginally posted by the swede Quote
Very very nice pictures and guitar! Need to take out my Hagstrom , though a newly made one
Hagstrom - cool! yes, please do, i wanna see it.

QuoteOriginally posted by heliphoto Quote
Those are great Mike! Looks like a beautiful guitar... I have to say that I'm with you though - you could take OOF pictures of just the lights and post about 1,000 of 'em and I'd just sit and page through 'em all day... So compelling!
ha, funny but so true.

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Great shots Mike!
thank you Jeff.

12-17-2009, 05:03 PM   #17
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Bumping this thread to add one I took this week of the logo on the guitar case. same tree lights but using a snowflake cutout over the lens.

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and another...

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