Laura Macky Photography

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Christmas Bokeh – Monochrome Madness Selective Color Christmas Edition


For this week’s selective color challenge, I chose to work on a bokeh image I took when my husband and I were walking through a decorated neighborhood recently.  There were 150 houses all lit up. Some had music that you could tune your car radio to and the lights would move to the beat of the music.  It was quite something!

Despite all the magnificent house decorations and opportunities to shoot entire lighting scenes, I went there for the sole reason of taking bokeh.   This image was originally all in gold, so I changed it to black and white and then used a mask and brush to reveal the gold.  I’ve included the original at the bottom in a slideshow with some other bokeh shots.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Christmas Bokeh - Selective Color

Christmas Bokeh – Selective Color

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For the entire gallery, please check Leanne Cole’s blog later today.


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

59 thoughts on “Christmas Bokeh – Monochrome Madness Selective Color Christmas Edition

  1. They work really well as a series Laura, they look great. I’ve never tried doing this.

  2. You do love these ones… I have to post my fake lunar landscape later tonight

  3. Laura, you Legend. These look fantastic 🙂 I was trying something similar and had a massive failure 🙂

  4. It’s like you flashed and I’m seeing spots now. 🙂 Beautiful and a wonderful idea.

  5. Bokeh and Christmas light are so beautiful

  6. Interesting use of the technique – nice to go out with a purpose and come back with useful images. Hope you and your have a lovely holiday as well. Best to you for the coming year.

  7. Merry Christmas my friend and may your paw heal so you can skip up Mount Diablo!

  8. Reblogged this on S.O.U.L. S-P-A-C-E and commented:
    Fun captures Laura & I like the collage you’ve created ~ Happy Holidays!

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  10. Absolutely breathtaking, Laura. Bless you for giving me this Gift today! Love, Amy

  11. Hope you have great Christmas Laura……thanks for all the support throughout 2014

  12. After looking up the definition of Bokeh and educating myself a bit, I can now say that yours are wonderful indeed. Thank-you for sharing, it must have taken quite some time to capture these. Thanks again.

  13. Thank you!
    Our best wishes for a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year, Laura!
    God jul!
    Dina, Klausbernd, Siri & Selma

  14. That was a lovely and surprising twist on Monochrome Madness! Great shot Laura.

  15. I LOVE these! What a beautiful way to showcase the lights and bokeh! They are just gorgeous, each one a unique piece of art 🙂 Great idea for this challenge too, I love that there is just enough gold, moving your eye through the image. Merry Christmas, Laura. I hope your holidays are full of joy and lots of bokeh!

  16. Very pretty – maybe Santa will bring you a Meyer Trioplan macro lens, so you can explore out of focus speculars more…

  17. Gorgeous .. love the colours. Merry Christmas Laura 🙂

  18. colours of music!! Blessings Laura!!!! Enjoy the holiday!!

  19. Ahhh, painting with light 🙂 One of my favourite things! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, Laura xxx

  20. Oooh. I actually took one halfway decent bokeh shot this Christmas as well. 🙂

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