The beauty of it is I have less stress now until Christmas. Now I can shop, eat, craft & take photos up the wazoo and not have to worry about the trees. Yes, I said trees. Two. One big one for the kids & one super purdy dainty one with million dollar bulbs and such.
Since I no longer do the "Black Friday" thing I decided to break out the camera. Ok. I didn't have to break it out. It was just sitting here. I picked it up and purdy things happened. Bokeh happened. See...
and this one
this one too
Bokeh you say?
In photography, bokeh (pronounced /boʊˈkeɪ/) is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light."Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distracting—"good" and "bad" bokeh, respectively. Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions.
Bokeh is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas. However, bokeh is not limited to highlights, as blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image.
What ever it is, I like it. Google it my friends. There is a whole other world out there.
Ps. almost forgot. The last two images -I got the idea from the DIY photography site. You can use craft punches to create these effects. In this case I used a star punch. Off to make more. I am dreaming of snowflakes & trees & hearts...