Weekly photo challenge: Oops!

Last week I came across a bokeh tutorial to give shapes to for example Christmas lights. I thought this was a nice idea for this year’s Christmas card.

I wanted to ‘keep it simple’ and create small Christmas trees in the shape of the actual Christmas tree. I am posting this story as response to the weekly photo challenge ‘oops’, so you can already guess this was not as simple as I thought.

bokeh christmas tree

This is one of the photos I made to see how I wanted the bokeh and shape of the Christmas tree to be in the final photo.

Now the fun part started; making a fake lens hood with different figures cut out in the middle. Whatever I tried I did not manage to get the lights of the Christmas tree to turn into the shape I wanted. This is the best result I got.

bokeh oops

So I will keep on trying and when I find out what are the best settings of the camera and I am able to create the picture I want, I will share the photo with you!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

My entry for the weekly photo challenge is a little bit later then usual, as I was on holidays in Portugal.

During the visit in Porto we watched the view of the city and the Duoro river very often and on one of the days the view changed rapidly because of a cold sea fog, which was following the river into the city.

porto 1In the first photo you can still see the bridge.

porto 2In the second photo you clearly see the fog is hiding the bridge.

porto 3In the third photo you can see a little bit of the bridge again.


After the short lunch break we took after taking these photos, the sky was clearly blue again.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Today was a good day

There are a lot of things that make me happy: travelling, discover new countries & cities, the sun, the beach, nice food. I also have a lot of pictures of the things that make me happy.

Please see a selection of photos and things that make me happy in below mesh gallery.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy

At the San Bernardino alle Ossa church in Milan, you will find a macabre chapel, the walls of this chapel are decorated with human bones and skulls.

I took some photos in the chapel and thought I would only use them in my photo album with holiday pictures, but these creepy photos are perfect for this week’s challenge.

san bernardino alle ossa 1

san bernardino alle ossa 2

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath your feet

This photo taken from the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, is the perfect fit for this week’s challenge: beneath your feet

eiffel tower above

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