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Last Sunday I bought a LED light set with 40 lamps, extended the cord with some speaker cable and installed the lights on a small spruce in the nearby forest. The elfs and the animals of the forest deserve their very own Christmas tree, I think.

Taken in Kemi, Lapland, Finland.

This is a double exposure; one in focus and the other one out of focus to create a dreamlike haze and bokeh.


Update: And then someone says; "it looks very blurred, do you have this in better quality?"

Blurred.. Better quality?! :doh: Fuck me!


:stupid:



:camera:
Camera: Nikon D3S
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G
Focal length: 50 mm
Aperture: f/1,6
Shutter Speed: 1/20 sec
ISO: 1000
Metering: matrix
Exposure mode: manual
Flash: No
Tripod: No

Copyright © Jari Mäntylä 2011. All rights well deserved.
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:iconlittlespooky:
littlespooky Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Yes, i agree this is quite magical! i just love it!!!
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:....Living out loud!!!

Love your free thinking....
the capture light and comp....XD:10...well done
,Dont stop...pushing your creativity and ideas
nothing is impossible!!...we live in the age of all things possible...Mark
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:iconvasekk92:
Vasekk92 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Photographer
great idea :D
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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:icondiginferno:
diginferno Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
:heart:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Photographer
:thanks:
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:iconthefoolintherain:
TheFoolInTheRain Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The perfect Christmas picture.
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:icontehuti:
tehuti Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Magical! :clap:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Photographer
:thanks:
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:iconthefoolintherain:
TheFoolInTheRain Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely stunning, A really fantastic image, such a shame you can see the wire, but fantastic all the same.
Steve
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you kindly. I removed the wire. ;)
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:icondiewalkyrie:
DieWalkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Hieno kuva, valo ja pimeys tasapainottelee tässä kuvassa hyvin.
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Photographer
Kaunis kiitos ystävä hyvä.
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:icondiewalkyrie:
DieWalkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Ole hyvä.
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:icongoldengirl11:
goldengirl11 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Photographer
Really like the concept....and love the effect.....nicely done...and very considerate of you to want to make the forest Christmasy for the elves and the animals.......:hug:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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:iconbrightstar2:
BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Looks beautiful :icongiantlovehug:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you kindly!
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:iconsuedec:
SueDEC Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They Do deserve their own Christmas tree! This is a great idea, I love it! :love:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Photographer
They do indeed. Thanks a lot!
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:icondeviantteddine:
DeviantTeddine Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
cool idea ! :)
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Photographer
:thanks: :santa: :rudolph: :xmas:
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:iconinobras:
inObrAS Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
:thumbsup::santa:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Photographer
Spasibo Andrey.

:thanks: :santa: :rudolph: :xmas:
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:iconcrowmanic:
CrowManIC Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely magical ... and as a photograph, exceptional result. :clap:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Photographer
:thanks: :santa: :rudolph: :xmas:
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:iconkeithhogan:
KeithHogan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot, really like the idea.
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Photographer
:thanks: :santa: :rudolph: :xmas:
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:iconchadrouthier:
ChadRouthier Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Love it
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Photographer
:thanks: :santa: :rudolph: :xmas:
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:iconmayfair710:
Mayfair710 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011   Photographer
magical indeed..
happy christmas to you and yours jari!
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you kindly Marianne.

:thanks: :santa: :rudolph: :xmas:
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:icongarytaffinder:
GaryTaffinder Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
A magical image :)
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Photographer
:thanks: :santa: :rudolph: :xmas:
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:icondahippieunicorn:
DaHippieUnicorn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student General Artist
I think this is one for the best photos I've seen in a while, just because of the amazing concept!
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you kindly for saying so!
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:iconshouldacouldawoulda:
shouldacouldawoulda Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you kindly! :thanks:
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:iconjonnygoodboy:
JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Can always rely on you to come up with something unique and very special my man :worship:
Superb final image :+fav:
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks Bro. Yesterday evening I tried to shoot that tree using a remote flash in a plastic bag under the tree pointing up to 'give more drama' but I wasn't pleased with the outcome.

Actually this shot is a combination of two images with the bottom image/layer being sharp and the upper image/layer being highly bokehish with around 40% opacity. That gives the lights the kind of ball like round shape that I like.
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NIKON D3S
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F/1.6
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Dec 20, 2011, 7:37:47 PM
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