Macro Mondays: Holiday Bokeh

Monday, December 24th, 2018

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Mondays group is “Holiday Bokeh.” From this week’s instructions (from Hans Holt):

The last weeks of December are in many regions of the world a period of 
festivities, holiday, family, shining lights, decorations, new beginnings, etc.

We, in the Macro Mondays group, have a tradition that we ask in this week for sparkling creativity, we want photos with “Holiday Bokeh” !  

Not sure what bokeh is or how to make your photographs sparkle with bokeh ?
Then simply check out the links below. 
There are some excellent tips for you and lots of beautiful photos to get you inspired. 
Don’t worry if you don’t celebrate seasonal festivities – glittery images can be taken also at your place, you don’t need a lot for a great bokeh. 

Links for bokeh help and inspiration:
Bokeh 1.
Bokeh 2.
Bokeh 3.
Bokeh 4.

Mother’s Glittery Ribbon

My mother LOVES to decorate gifts. Where most of my family simply slaps some paper on a present, my mom goes all out and adds ribbons, bows, and other trinkets to truly make the present a gift. Her mother before her used to outline all of the edges of wrapping paper with glue and glitter, letting each layer dry completely before adding a different color. You almost felt guilty ripping the paper since it looked so beautiful by the time she was finished. My mother likes pretty fancy ribbon and we will often save it from year to year for reuse. This is one of my favorite ribbons… decorated with red and green glittery snowflakes. What better subject for “holiday bokeh” than this my mother’s glittery ribbon?

New Braunfels macro photographer

Christmas Ribbon Bokeh

I also liked the bokeh on this green Christmas ribbon… the glitter fades into beautiful baubles.

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/3.2 | 1/320 | ISO 3200

We are enjoying an unusually peaceful holiday season this year. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Thanks for looking!

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