Bokeh: Experiments with natural light

Experiment with setting sun in the background
Experiment with setting sun in the background
Bokeh? I always thought it was simple and that you just need to know how to take photographs. And, that knowing basic photography should be enough to create a bokeh effect. Last weekend I was out for some bird photography and noticed during evening that, with the setting sun in the background behind the trees, the light was falling amazingly on our garden trees. I always wanted to experiment with lights trying out the Bokeh effect (Bokeh means out of focus) with light blobs showing in the background. Well, I thought instead of having to set up the tiny Diwali lights background, here was an opportunity to do a similar effect with natural light. 

This bamboo trees with long leaves in the foreground i.e. the subject is about 2-3 meters away from me. In the background of the bunch of bamboo trees is a greenish silhouette of a huge Gulmohar tree full of leaves and only small dots of lights showing up due to the sun behind it. This is very similar to a large background full of tiny bulbs. This Gulmohar tree must be about 60-70 meters away. This is why when I focused on the bamboo tree leaves, the light dots in the background being out of focus appeared with the Bokeh effect.

Nature provides us a lot of opportunities to experiment and take some good pictures. We just need to explore, identify and capture. So whenever possible be in the right place at the right time.

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Photography expermient with natural light
The background tree with sun-light dots out of focus to give a Bokeh effect.

Experiment with light
Experiment with light

Experimenting Bokeh with natural light
Experiment with natural light
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10  comments:

  1. I like all of these! Very artsy. Your photography is amazing!

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  2. Thanks for your nice comments! And again, as I scrolled down through your posts I was thinking you'd make a good professional bird photographer!

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  3. Beautiful series. Nice capture of light!

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  4. soothing to the eyes - simple super like !! :)

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  5. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up plus the rest of the site is also really good.

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