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Frosty Bokeh

Frosty Bokeh
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-24
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D 90
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2010/03/26 "Incredible Bokeh", Friday theme 2011-11-04 "Bokeh" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-05 0:47
Viewed: 2765
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Frost on a window in South Korea on a VERY cold day last January, when early morning temperatures were dropping to -25c. I've played around with brightening shadows & burning highlights, plus boosting contrast. There are a few circles of confusion, mainly far right. The black thread at the top looks like a spiders web.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-11-05 2:13]

Hello Chris,
That's a fantstic idea for bokeh contribution. To be honest, I had no idea about bokeh until Linda started this theme and several members uploaded their valued snapshots. The frost on the focus is taken in fine details and the background daylight reflecting on some objects is intersting. A beautiful snapshot, well done my friend. Thanks for sharing.
Best Wishes,

Dear Chris,

I like your exceptional perspective in this closeup shot!
Great details and well kept contrasts with nice sharpness and from a well chosen POV.
Good use of natural light!


Hi Chris
to me the frost on a window looks like a delicate work of crochet. beautiful bright silvery tones. the bokeh BG adds some warmth to the cool atmosphere.

Hi Chris,
Beautiful ice crystals on glass. Interesting how they form fern-like threads. Very good opportunity for an exercise in bokeh. Well done.

Hi Chris
Well an artistic composition where you shot this window while getting good details of the frosty texture as well a touch of warm tone beyond the window is just amazing.
Best Wishes

Olá Chris
You are looking for the difference and you get it, There is beauty, good light, shapness. I likeit
um abraço

Good bokeh and a good subject for it! Good light and the focus is sharp on the frost.

Nice one


Hi Chris

How beautiful is this, I couldn't recognize it by thumbnail
Excellent focus on this amazing crystals, the patterns are wonderful

Bonjour Chris,
Génial ce bokeh, glacial il faut le dire, mais superbe par la composition du givre sur la fenêtre...
Les couleurs hivernales de ce bokeh, sont bien rendues, elles mettent en valeur cette jolie cristalisation...

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-11-05 6:23]

Hi Chris,
A fine capture of this frost on the window with a splendid bokeh BG.
A nice lace-like composition. Good lighting and such a sharp image.
A fine entry to the theme.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-11-05 7:49]


fantastique vue et iamge superbe compo quel effet quel graphsie ce givre sur la vitre fantastique iamge de ce pailette de galce.

Bravo et amitié


This would make a nice elegant Christmas card. Very artistic Chris.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2011-11-05 8:55]

Ola Chris
Wonderful sharp capture with a great light and bright, and a perfect composition with the glass using all the frame.
Great mood, and a beautiful photo.
My compliments, mb

Very nice frost painting, beautiful effect of ice crystals

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-11-05 10:37]

Hello Chris :)

Interesting composition of this drawing on the shaft done by the frost.
Beautiful colours and light, splendid composition.
The very showy shot, I like him very much!

Best wishes.

Brrrr , It can get really cold in South Korea , as cold as in Canada , well in my part of the country it sure is !
As sharp as it can be on the glass , the very blurred BG ( there is one of course )makes it hard for me to discern what lies behind the glass , DOF is strong in such case when the main subject is near the lens , the division of planes is neat and crisp just behind the ice cristals , this is a successful composition ,i like it ,
Thanks for participating to the theme Chris ,

Hi Chris, what a lovely entry for the theme.
Lovely sharp focus throughout the shot on the frost patterns.
The bokeh leaves me wondering, just where were you? And what type of window was it?
I am beginning to feel chilly just looking at this.
Well done.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Chris,
Very nice presentation of this lovely caught of view ,
Frost in the window is very well done for the theme,
Nice POV" and sharp picture of this close-up picture with a blurr background.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2011-11-06 20:04]

Bonsoir Chris,

Very original contribution to the Friday theme. Good focus and exposure, the main subject and the white blurry BG suggest without affirming there is snow outside. Good contribution and TFS


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2011-11-07 4:16]

Love the tones of this creative&artistic picture !

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