Bokeh: bōˈkā/ the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.
Recently, I was playing with some lighting set-ups. I wanted to have the opportunity to re-create an effect I envisioned and finally got my hands on the resources to make it happen. Below you will see images that represent Bokeh.
The lighting was tricky but a lot of fun to figure out all the settings. The background of the image is created with aluminum foil and a gelled flash a second light is used to illuminate the subject. This is certainly for the advanced photographer, but I hope to be able to apply it during events next wedding season.
The subject of the images happens to be my wifes engagement ring which has been the subject of other tests as well. Besides having the opportunity to use it at will it also invokes great sentimental attachment to the images.
It seems our only apocalyptic snow storm of the season affected our family more than initially thought. Smack in the middle of the weekend that was, had the twins birthday party scheduled. In the interest of safety for all we decided to re-schedule. So this past weekend approximately four weeks later we were able to celebrate Mayhem and Chaos’ exit from the terrible two’s (not really but whatever.) The party was great despite one of our boys falling ill and sleeping for a while during the event. No mind he still took part in most of the activities and at the end of the day he did have a good time.
The past three years have been a roller coaster of emotions and experiences. The most humbling time of my life by far and yet the crazy thing is, I cannot see our life any other way now. Three years ago we were gifted with two boys which have made us appreciate life in a completely different light. The dynamic of experiencing the interaction between both of them and their older sister is fascinating. Our family’s legacy is held with these children and it is amazing to watch it happen before our eyes. I try not to take these days for granted and soak up as much of their experiences as possible. Photography has provided me the ability to freeze these moments and therefore I do spend a significant amount of time taking pictures of them. Below you will see some of the most recent additions to this extensive catalog of images. Enjoy.