Monday, June 24, 2013

Having Fun

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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 :)