Monday, June 24, 2013
This image was edited in Lightroom only. Do you know how it was done?
The effect was done in-camera. It happened because I was shooting through a net. Shooting through through the net at the right distance is similar to using shaped bokeh (where you place a cutout in front of your lens to shape the bokeh). Here, the net created an interesting diagonal bokeh pattern. I went further and blurred the whole shot to use the diagonal bokeh like a brush, to paint an impressionistic scene. It's something you can try next time you're shooting through a barrier instead of wishing the barrier was gone :)