Mark1 wrote in post #10022992
That looks like faking depth of field, not bokah. Bokah is the precieved quality of the out of focus elements. Not that it is simply OOF.
And there are actions you can run to do this for you. You only need pick your amount of blur you want, and to mask out what you don't want OOF. Makes it a 5 minute job.
That said, I kinda like what you have done here. The sharp edge from the tree to the blurred background makes it kind of interesting.
lol, ok, I know. wrong term. I was in a rush to get to a meeting, wasn't thinking clearly at the time. Actually, PS crashed halfway through the job, so it could have been a lot faster. Watching 'Numbers' in the background didn't speed things up either.
bulldogg7 wrote in post #10025968
I like them both, the original kind of makes you stop and actually take it all in though. Maybe if the blurred one had a bit more transition to it between the blur and in focus parts.
that's true. The processed image is overly blurred thus less interesting. The experiment was more about the process rather than an intended result for this picture. I won't be printing either simply because I have other better close-up portraits.
R1200GS wrote in post #10024039
Am I the only one who thinks this looks like a miniature? I mean I like it. It looks really cool. Just mini.
I think the reason is that the larger a lens's aperture is, the greater it is exaggerating what the human eye can see. As I said earlier, this effect would most likely be possible if a 24mm f/1.2 lens existed. I'd imagine the actual diameter of the lens would be very large to achieve this. Hence why it would give the impression that you were looking through the eye of a gaint... and why everything else would seem miniature.