The Bokeh Project: Part 2

This personal project is the evolution and progression of my previous bokeh project, which you will find on my blog page. 

http://www.benharveyphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/11/25/the-bokeh-project-part-1

 Brighton Palace Pier at twilight

Brighton Palace Pier at twilight

Part 1 of this unique project was shot using large apertures and out of focus lights, the subject being Brighton-based landmarks. What I realised is that our brains want to focus on one part of an image/scene, and you can only stare at out-of-focus photos for so long. So...

 Brighton Band Stand at Twilight

Brighton Band Stand at Twilight

...for part 2 of the Bokeh Project, I have used a tilt-shift lens to selectively focus on one element of the photograph. This gives the viewer something to focus and settle the eye on, whilst the subject is surrounded by out of focus light.  

 Palace Pier and arcades

Palace Pier and arcades

Bokeh with a conventional lens can only be achieved in the foreground and background, it is not possible to create bokeh on the same plane as the focus point of the photo. This is the reason why bokeh is normally witnessed in the background of photos and movies. All of these images have been created in-camera, using Canon's 24mm tilt-shift lens, this is not a photo-shop effect.  

 Palace Pier Rides

Palace Pier Rides

 Brighton Wheel

Brighton Wheel

 i360

i360

 Brighton Clock Tower

Brighton Clock Tower

 Brighton Wheel

Brighton Wheel

 Band Stand

Band Stand

 Brighton Wheel

Brighton Wheel

 i360 Silhouette

i360 Silhouette

 Band Stand and i360

Band Stand and i360

 Pier Rides

Pier Rides

 Palace Pier

Palace Pier

 Brighton Wheel

Brighton Wheel

 Band Stand

Band Stand

 Pier Lights

Pier Lights

 Band Stand

Band Stand

 Palace Pier

Palace Pier

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