|No mask used on this shot.|
I also got a couple of interesting shots along the way, that although they weren't what I was going for, I thought they were interesting.
I wasn't using a tripod since I was in the house and just wanted to do some quick experimenting. Instead, I put the camera on various surfaces in the family room where the Christmas tree is. The blurry shots are because I was resting the camera on a surface but tilting it up a bit for some of the shots and obviously I'm not as steady as I'd like to think I am. ;o)
I did learn that for some reason the cut out shape I was using ends up upside down and backwards from what I expected.
|Upside down trains are out of focus.|
Mask with no little shape cutouts put it.
|No mask used.|
|Pretty shot, but no bokeh at all...|
|Happy accident. Not sure how I got this, but I like it!|
These last two shots were taken using the little masks, but the resulting lights are so small and the overall image is dark. Obviously I need to keep working at this...
|Upside down and backwards musical notes.|