I am away from work during the week between Christmas and New Year. I took this advantage to learn something new in photography.
One of the subjects I have learned is to create Bokeh effect. We had a Christmas tree in our living room which was decorated with ornaments and tiny lights. I set up a candle holder 7 ~ 8 feet from the tree. Then I placed a tripod couple of feet away from the candle holder. During shooting I selected f2.8, iso 100 and 1/20 seconds, the focus point was on the candle to purposely blur those tiny lights on the tree.
Then the miracle happened – those tiny lights with pointing ends turned to bunch of colorful Circles behind the candle.
Here are the results.
I am still in the process to turn those circles into heart or other interesting shapes. I would welcome any suggestions.