Christmas lights

It's a long way to Christmas but we already have the lights up at the office. Let's begin the festivities =)
this is lovely
posted December 6th, 2017  
@darlenet thank you, Darlene =)
posted December 6th, 2017  
Very pretty! Love the bokeh!
posted December 7th, 2017  
YOU did it! I've been trying to figure out how to do Christmas light bokeh . . .
posted December 7th, 2017  
@beckystuhr thank you =)
posted December 7th, 2017  
@jyokota you just need a gift, see? (I'll see myself out =)

Actually, I had like 10 versions with slightly different angles, it was surprisingly hard to get right =)
posted December 7th, 2017  
@jyokota and you can ask if you need any pointers, I doubt I'll be much help to you though =)
posted December 7th, 2017  
@afaik -- thank you! I'm really needing to practice more. Benno from the Photo Group gave me some pointers (wide open aperture -- and I see you used f/1.0 !! , distance of subject to background lights, etc.) I'm not having much success.
posted December 8th, 2017  
@jyokota it wasn't actually f1, I never had that kind of money =) I just use an old lens that doesn't transfer its information to the camera.
This one was either f1.4 or f2 at 50mm, and the Christmas tree is at least 2 or 3 meters away from the camera. So Benno gave you good pointers =)
posted December 8th, 2017  
@afaik-- good pointers but I'm not having much success seeing the subject in focus -- but I realized you used an inanimate item so it's not moving! The problem with shooting in the dark is that your shutter speed is not very fast and people at the Christmasmarkets are moving around! I got one that's ok but not great so I'll keep trying.
posted December 8th, 2017  
Love the bokeh and your use of DOF.
posted December 18th, 2017  
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