Tutorial: Recreate the bokeh effect using Photoshop
Half a decade ago we went on an evening walk where we shot some photos. Unfortunately a lot of the pictures are out of focus and/or the exposure is wrong. The camera I used at the time was good, but not good enough: for example the view screen was small and the camera had a lot of noise at high ISO levels. I didn’t have a tripod either, but the main problem was (and I’ll honestly admit this) that my photographic skills at the time just weren’t good enough to capture the photos the way I pictured them in my mind.
The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is green. Sara Rosso over at WordPress is always encouraging people to come up with new posts, which I think is great because after all it’s called a photo challenge (with emphasis on the word challenge). Where’s the challenge in posting a link to your old post like many bloggers tend to do?
Anyway, this time I didn’t even look in my catalog for a “green” photo, but went out and took some new photos. I went looking for something green, or something that could be interpreted as green, and here are the results:
Akerselva (the Aker River) in Oslo divides the city.
The river divides the city and it’s about 8.2 kilometres long, and has a difference in altitude of approximately 149 meters.
The Old Norse name of the river was Frysja, and this old name has been revived as the name of a neighborhood along the river. The name is probably derived from the verb frusa ‘froth’, referring to the many waterfalls in the river. The river is mentioned several times in Sverris saga
Check Wikipedia for more info on Sverris saga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sverris_saga
As we arrived Grenoble from Paris with our rented car, I couldn’t help to notice the fun fair – or the Tivoli as it’s also called. Immediately I decided that I would go there one evening to take some pictures. So we brought our friend and the camera and headed over: All the coloured lights against the dark backdrop was an excellent opportunity to shoot some photos!
Check out the other photos from the fun fair – the Tivoli in this gallery: (more…)
As always you can click the images to see bigger versions…
Here’s another winter photo. This one is more romantic than the previous ones (a bit over the top actually). I don’t have many wise things to say about romance, so I’ll let Squirrel Nut Zippers provide the words & music to accompany this picture.
Two days ago I posted a bunch of photos shot on a foggy day around the Opera House in Oslo. None of these shoots had an abundance of favourable light, but low-light photography can open for interesting possibilities that you wouldn’t have under conventionally perfect lighting conditions. Night-time photography can also produce interesting results, but this time I remembered to bring my tripod which gave me a better starting point as this eliminates camera movement.
Jerusalem – the capital of Israel – is situated in the central part of the mountain range of Israel. This city has been habited as early as the fourth millennium B.C.E, much because of its comparatively low environments, with easy passages eastwards and westwards, and a spring which provides abundant water all year round.