View Full Version : Experimenting with light, texture and bokeh

Wicked Dark
08-01-2011, 12:16 PM
So a friend of mine and I went to a new location for us on Great Bay in NH, a Nature Conservancy preserve called Lubberland Creek (I know, what were they thinking?). I wasn't after a sunrise since the sun is really in the wrong position, but I knew it was a tidal marsh and wanted sun in grass and boy did we get it. Also got a new location that should give us good sunsets when the earth moves a bit.

before the sun crested -

after -

and some close ups in the direct sun -


If you have your Sherlock Holmes hat on, you'll notice the difference in the bokeh in those last two shots. The first was done with my 80s vintage OM 65-200 zoom on its close-focus setting, the second was done with my normal digital Olympus 12-60mm. The differences are kind of interesting and that was partly what I was playing with that morning. I'll see if one of the shots depicting the area is ok and post it. I really didn't take many, I was too entranced with the dewy grass.

08-01-2011, 04:06 PM
My favourite in #1. Love the wind blown look in the grass.

08-01-2011, 05:59 PM
Love the motion in the first two WD. As for the dew shots, really likin' that first one, with the tight dof, and the play of light combined.

08-01-2011, 06:18 PM
Shot 3 for me please...great catch WD!

08-01-2011, 09:42 PM
wow these are beautiful!!! I love them all but #3 is spectacular

Wicked Dark
08-01-2011, 09:51 PM
thanks guys. I did work for #3...experimenting w/focus depth and hunting for grasses that all went in one direction. phew.

08-02-2011, 07:11 AM
Love the experimentation! Shot 3 for me.
This is the type of play that allows/encourages the arrows in your quiver to multiply!

08-02-2011, 12:05 PM
Nice set! Like the difference in colours in the 2nd one one the sun was up and bokeh in that 3rd one!