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Artificial Bokeh - fibre optic bokeh


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#1 Xanderwater

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:53 AM

The idea was to create as big 'bokeh circles' as possible, behind macro subjects using a flashlight with fibre optic cables attached.

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Artificial Bokeh by Xander Rood, on Flickr

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Artificial Bokeh by Xander Rood, on Flickr

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Artificial Bokeh by Xander Rood, on Flickr


Taken in the Swan river/estuary in Perth - Western Australia
Setup: Canon S95 and Ikelite housing, INON S2000 strobe and DIY fibre optic ringflash. Stacked INON UCL-165 M67 Close up lens. Plus attached a flashlight with optic fibres.
Second and last photo minor crop. (less than 10%)



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#2 Alex_Tattersall

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:02 AM

These work really well for me, very inventive!
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#3 JKrumsick

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:00 AM

Very inventive indeed! well done!

I also love the blenny in the second shot... his cirri are amazingly long. He looks like a rabbit.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:43 AM

I like the idea, but find it a little distracting
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#5 JimSwims

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:39 PM

Another great idea Xander, I like the shots except some more light is needed on the Parablennius.

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#6 Xanderwater

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

Thanks for the feedback and commenting Alex, JKrumsick, Loftus and Jim!

Jim: Here is one of the blenny with the strobe on

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#7 Autopsea

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:18 PM

Very good idea :)

Next step : add colors !