The house is old and has many memories. The last resting place of the old woman who begged to stay within its walls even to the point of death by cannon fire. Stripped to its foundations and rebuilt as a monument near the grave of its erstwhile tenant, its windows stare silently across her grave site and that of her children.
This scene was so otherworldly that I decided to use my lensbaby for its amazing bokeh effects.
USEFUL DEFINITION: Bokeh
You’ll hear this term bandied about by photographers as if there were something complicated about it. But actually all it really means is “Blur.” Bokeh is artistic blur that draws a viewer’s attention to your subject. Most of the time, bokeh is just simple or “gaussian” blur that makes things look out of focus. But in the case of the lensbaby line, the bokeh has a kind of motion effect centered around a “sweet spot” that remains in focus.
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