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Fire and Water!

My next blog was going to be about our wedding in NY but I wanted to wait have have Holly edit a few fresh images that no one has seen so that gives me the chance to show you guys what I did last night! It was raining and I have been wanting to do some raindrop-on window bokah shots… But since Jay-Eads just showed me how to make a tilt-shift out of any lens, I thought I would try it out and see how it works!

It… was.. AWESOME!I have never ever seen Bokah shots like this so I am pretty pumped about them!!! So for all of these I am using a non-tilt/shift lens. just my trusty 28mm f/1.8 twisted off the mount

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These shots are difficult to achieve because you have to manually focus while holding the lens off the mount, and it gives you a headache after too long but its so worth it!

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It was a great light show moving about in my viewfinder, so I shot until my arms were tired from the task of twisting the lens around and holding it up to catch the light just right.

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This one looks like the sun with flames exuding from it! amazing

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You can see how the focus plain goes from front to back to top to bottom

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It was great fun I am for sure going to have one enlarged! Which one do you like best?


6 Comments so far

  1. Christine Brincku May 14th, 2009 3:43 pm

    Ryan, I love the first one. Because it doesn’t even look like rain… it could be fairy dust or something. Very cool 🙂

  2. Natalie May 14th, 2009 3:43 pm

    Um…I like them all? That’s no help I know. I wonder what the flames one would look like aligned portrait instead of landscape. When I leaned my head way over, it seems like it might be even better. Not that it not cool already. 🙂

  3. Katie Kruithof May 15th, 2009 7:46 am

    i like the first one too! they are all so cool!

  4. Paige Green May 18th, 2009 10:22 am

    that’s some nice bokeh…

  5. Kirsten May 19th, 2009 8:31 am

    The first and the last one are my favorites but they are all AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Megan Clugh June 12th, 2009 9:11 am

    I like the one you said looks like a sun. Seems to have a trail, like a shooting star. Blow that one up.

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