I got carried away recently taking bokeh and light beam photos of my Christmas tree. It's a fibre optic one, so was great fun to take lots of images of the changing colours.
Here's my rules:
You can use this for anything you like, but please: * credit me * change/add images so that you are not just re-posting my image * and put a comment below so I can see how you use any of them.
I do not mind if you sell prints of your work on dA or anywhere else - I would be happy if you made some money from these. It's ok, so long as you have created something of your own. I will be checking on Tin Eye!
All images are 12 x 18 inches 300 dpi, so are good hi res and there is no noise or image loss. There are light beams and bokeh all of the same fibre optic lights and all 35 are worth viewing. Some amazing colours and forms.
normal lighter "in action" at magnification ratio of 1:1 Camera: Nikon D5000 Lens: AF-S Micro Nikkor 85mm 1:3.5 G ED DX
Clamped the lighter at a vice to fix it which was necessary to place the camera (on a tripod of course) at the right distance. DOF was very small which made it difficult to get the right point sharp. Two extra common desk lamps for lighting, no sunlight. Little black background did the rest...
... ehh - and about 1000 photos to get about 3 good ones.
Its rather difficult to get the timing and not moving the camera a bit by using the lighter with the other hand at the same time...
no adjustments except of cropping the photo a little bit.
A mock-up of a style I would like to see being used in Windows 8. I just wanted to express my views on the future of Windows, and since I found this wonderful contest, I decided there couldn't be a better way to share my ideas...
1. Do away with AeroGlass! I would really like to see a different view on the use of transparency - there should be a greater degree of window opacity. 2. Bring in a black and grey carbon-themed skin. 3. Make the Start Menu feature a cut-down version of Explorer to allow you to actually "start" directly with your files. 4. Improve the logon screen. 5. Separate the permanent elements of the taskbar and the open windows into two separate bars. 6. Make the more common buttons simple to access. 7. Add transparency to inactive windows in order to bring focus onto active ones.
What I would like to be kept the same:
1. Keep the Window switching method in Windows 7, but use names instead of icons. 2. Keep Flip3D (though I hardly use it any more ) 3. Maintain the stability and the performance speeds experienced in Windows 7 (which is now my primary OS).
Well I'm not participating at contests often but when I saw the task I absolutly needed to draw a picture. :3 I really enjoyed making something out of these three lines. It was not that easy than I thought first.
Happy birthday to DA!
Hope you all enjoy the picture. I'm loving strong unrealistic colours.