Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sparkles On Venetian Masks

Recently acquired a Canon 85mm f1.8 lens and tried it out on these Venetian masks that were hanging on the wall of our home. The sparkles on the masks turned into those lovely round shapes of different sizes, known as 'bokeh' in the world of photography. This becomes more profound on this lens as it has a large aperture of F/1.8 which gives a very shallow 'Depth of Field' or rather keeps a very narrow range of subject in focus (see the nose and lips of the mask here). The rest of the image goes into a mysterious blur and the shiny little objects turn into those round objects called 'bokeh'. They are much larger in the mask in the backdrop which is completely blurred out.