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Christmas Lights: Portraits and Bokeh!

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by theSeekerr, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. theSeekerr

    theSeekerr Member

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    OK, I lied - all the portraits are of figures in bronze or concrete. Still, here's few shots from the Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Light Spectacular.

    All shot with my 85mm f/1.8 on a 40D. Being dark the whole evening was spent with the lens wide open and the body cranked up to ISO 1600, but some of the shots cleaned up OK.

    Next time I take a flash and my 10m cable, needed a rim light on a bunch of shots to help the subject stand out a bit.

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    Dancing Still by Seekerr-of-No-Spoon, on Flickr

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    Staring by Seekerr-of-No-Spoon, on Flickr

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    Drawn Into the Night by Seekerr-of-No-Spoon, on Flickr
     
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  2. FOTW

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    I really like the second. The other two a little bit busy for my taste. Love the second though great work :thumbup:
     
  3. Aratama_Bashi

    Aratama_Bashi Iron Photographer

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    +1, the second one is fantastic!!
     
  4. DRILL SGT

    DRILL SGT Member

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    I like the candle fire effect on #3
     
  5. nightbringer

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    Loving the bokeh in those shots.
     
  6. Craggles

    Craggles Member

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    Christmas is the time for bokeh isnt it, will have to get the little girl out soon and get some shots, cheers for the idea :)

    #2 is my pick
     

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