I am carrying on with my experiments from last week’s challenge: aperture.
I was playing with depth of field on a bunch of plants around the neighbourhood. This set features my frosty heather.
If you saw my aperture post you will know that I was having a devil of a time trying to get my little point and shoot to focus on certain macro subjects. I was just about to toss out the shot below when I fell for the little concentric twinkles of frost.
I overlaid this out-of-focus image on top of a shot that was in focus using the ‘lighten’ blending mode in Photoshop.
Just to compare, below is an image deliberately blurred using Gaussian blur, with no little sparkly bits.
Desaturated and laid over another in focus shot of the heather using ‘multiply’ blending mode gives a completely different look.
More of Jennifer Nichole-Wells One Word Photo Challenge: Appliance.