Bokeh 17

I used the so called “Pep Ventosa” method to create this background. First, ¬†I walked and photographed around those three peaches taking about 25 or so images. Then I overlaid all those images and used various opacities and masks to create this image. Finally, I used the Topaz BuzSim Filter in the “overlay” mode to finalize the image.

Enjoy and keep on working on your images!




Bokeh 16

St. John’s Lutheran church is located in the downtown area of San Antonio, TX. Since our hotel was right beside the church I noticed the Fiesta decoration on the front of the stairs. For me it was a great photo op.

I photographed with my 55mm lens wide open and in post production I used the Nik Analog Efex pro 2 Fiter.

Enjoy and keep n photographing!

Bokeh 15

I challenge you to continue t work on last weeks assignment Work on background blurs!

I photographed in several mission churches outside San Antonio, TX today. In one of the Missions I saw this beautiful chandelier and I decided to blur the image by putting my 55mm prime lens totally out of focus. I shot several images at f1.7, f2 and f2.8. I iked the f2.8 image because it reveals a little bit of the arch in the mission.

Enjoy and have fun with this exercise!


Bokeh 10

This week I challenge you again to work on your background blur. I believe the influence of the bokeh on the subject is widely underestimated. Try any method you know or can think of to create a background blur.

I used two exposures to create this image. First I photographed the leave on the ground. Then I stopped the lens down and took a second shot. In post production I used the Topaz BuzSim Filter to finalize the background.

Enjoy and keep on working on your images!