Posts tagged ‘ornament’
So far you know I love Santas and Cyclists but I really love Snowmen! I have ones made of cloth, wood, crystal, fabric and more. This little sparkley guy is one of my favorites. He’s part angel with a pinch of devil. Shot with a Lensbaby. Not only can you isolate your subject in the sweet spot but these lenses bend light. This is great in extreme highlight situations but when you use one of the creative aperture disks on specular highlights, you get especially pretty Bokeh.
This cyclist ornament was shot with a Lensbaby using a creative aperture attactment which makes any strong highlights into the shape of the cutout you choose. In this case, it’s stars. I then applied the Fractalius filter to smooth down the edges. I typically apply the filter to a layer copy and then mask in what I want. Otherwise, the effect can be too strong.