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Gardens on Spring Creek

Katherine and I went down to the Garden of Lights, an event that the Gardens on Spring Creek put on every year. There are a ton of lights and it's a great spot to go take photos. This year, I tried a new technique, called Bokeh. I 3D printed a filter holder and printed out a new aperture in the shape of a star. The problem is that you need a lens with a very wide aperture (f/2 or lower). My widest aperture lens I own is f/3.5. In order for this to work, I had to zoom way in (300mm). It wasn't ideal, but I think I got some great shots for my very first time trying this new technique. Maye It will inspire me to buy a new lens.

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Photo Notes:

This grasshopper is always at the front of the Garden's entrance every year.

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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Photo Notes:

This is one of Woodward's displays. This year, Woodward is under construction, so the Gardens on Spring Creek took their display's. We have ever seen these displays before at Woodward, but I overheard some people talking about how you never get to get this close to them, so this is a special treat.

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Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch

Photo Notes:

It is the Gardens on Spring Creek, they have to have some kind of plants...

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Bokeh

Bokeh

Photo Notes:

This was the first thing I really got a good Bokeh shot of. I took the photo without the filter and saw the round blurred out lights in the distance and thought I'd give it a try with my filter. It didn't turn out perfect, but it sure does look pretty cool.

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Photographer in the Night

Photographer in the Night

Photo Notes:

Katherine took my old DSLR with us to take some photos.

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Red Bulbs

Red Bulbs

Photo Notes:

This is another Bokeh shot. I like the amount of Bokeh artifacts, just not the location of them. Better luck next time!

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Santa's Workshop

Santa

Photo Notes:

This is another one of Woodward's displays. All the elve's had a motor attached to them so they worked as we watched!

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Starry Ball

Starry Ball

Photo Notes:

I really liked these balls, but there weren't very many opportunities to try out my new Bokeh filter. I finally found a spot that worked out well!

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Tunnel of Stars

Tunnel of Stars

Photo Notes:

There was a tunnel of lights that I decided to give my new Bokeh filter a try.

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Vibrant Circles

Vibrant Circles

Photo Notes:

I took this photo as the setup to try out my Bokeh filter, but the Bokeh filter didn't work very well because there is just too many lights that are out of focus. But the trial shot ended up being my favorite!

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Purple Cluster

Purple Cluster

Photo Notes:

The purple lights aren't the best, but it created a great focal point for the Bokeh shot.

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Down the Path

Down the Path

Photo Notes:

The trees were all decorated so well! Everything was lit up. The Gardens on Spring Creek did an excellent job.

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Grasshopper
Home Sweet Home
Pumpkin Patch
Bokeh
Photographer in the Night
Red Bulbs
Santa
Starry Ball
Tunnel of Stars
Vibrant Circles
Purple Cluster
Down the Path
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