I am honored to be asked once again to participate in another Share Six Blog Circle, their final one for 2016. This month it's all about bokeh. Admittedly, we usually wait until a couple of weeks into December before getting our tree, but we got ours a couple of days ago...we just haven't decorated it yet. So I have no new Christmas tree bokeh, which I think is some of the most popularly known kinds. Nevertheless, I have some bokeh from last year's Christmas, both of them freelensed. I think this is one of my favorite ways to cheat with the bokeh because your scene it's so dreamy.
A couple of days ago we surprised our daughter with a little Christmas tree for her room. Of course, "Jingle Bells" was the celebratory song of choice. This one is also freelensed.
Another way to get some great bokeh is make all about the lights. This was taken merely by taking my lens out of focus while walking across Michigan Avenue in Chicago at night. Big cities are beautiful for some "just the light" bokeh.
It doesn't have to be artificial light either. A beautiful bokeh background can be made with just the sun and setting your subject up correctly.
And finally, one of my favorites of my youngest daughter in her signature pose. This one was achieved with a copper pipe to create a "ring of fire."
Thanks so much to Share Six for this awesome opportunity! Be sure to click over to Kathy's blog to follow the circle around and see all of the amazing talent.
This family is such a blessing to my life.
This is yet another amazing family I met through my husband when we started dating. To watch them grow is such a joy, because there need to be more kind people like them in the world. So when they asked me to photograph them at their Thanksgiving get-together, I was of course delighted. What a privelege to have these awesome people in our lives.
The boys asked me right at the beginning if we could take a photo of just the guys, and then they whispered in planning about what poses they wanted to do. ;)
We had a tougher time with the girls. The littlest was understandably tapped out and so over the whole photo thing.
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