Wednesday, December 22, 2010

SOOC Surprise (356/365)

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“When everything flows into place - washes dry tonally correct, crisp and sparkling, the light scheme is sound and the "accidentals" are all happy ones - I'm temporarily in a euphoric state.”

Bill Luff – artist

TIME:  8:25 PM
PLACE:  Living room
SUBJECT:  Christmas floral arrangement

I was playing around with my Christmas gift – a Canon 50mm f/1.8 II camera lens – taking several shots of a floral arrangement that friends had sent us.  I took pictures of it with the candles in it lit; the candles unlit; I placed it in front of the little tree with the white lights behind it; then moved it to the front of  the big tree with the colored lights behind it;  I placed it against the solid colored wall; I took pictures from far away; I took pictures as close as the lens would allow…I took a lot of photos.  After downloading and reviewing the shots, I came across this one.  This is straight out of the camera – just slightly cropped – I liked it the best.  I like how the pinecone and the red rose in the lower corner are the only things in focus; I like the bokeh behind the pine cone and I like the funky way the greenery turned out.  It is a happy accident.


Mari said...

It's gorgeous! I would love to achieve that bokeh!

Kim said...

Happy accidents are always the best.

Christina said...

Lovely holiday photo!