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Submitted on
December 24, 2012
Image Size
4.5 MB


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Camera Data

Shutter Speed
10/800 second
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Dec 24, 2012, 12:06:12 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Let's catch dreams by a2star Let's catch dreams by a2star
Merry Christmas everyone!!
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It is extremely creative, the colours are very clear. It was shown off really well and the end product is very clear and pretty very pretty. A lot of effort has gone in to this and the end product is Amazing! Well done very well done.

To get the location in this must have taken sometime to find, that right angle and all and it is all worth it. The colour dots in the back round are nice and clear or nice and soft and help bring the effect out really well. The sky is also nice how it has very faint colours in it.
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
22 out of 23 deviants thought this was fair.

Although jars combined with bokeh lights have been around a while, this composition feels refreshing and new in comparison to many other photographs using this motif.

The setup is thought through well (if it was not achieved by trial and error - which does not matter by the way), the lights are far enough in the background to not shine through the glass jar too extremely using a 50mm prime lens at f/1.8 and the dark cloth on which the jar is lying fits very well.

Vision: 5 stars
The artist shows a lot of vision in how this photograph is composed, using a wider format than the APS-C sensor's 3:2 aspect ratio which, in my opinion, makes the photo even more interesting (even though I'm usually a fan of the 3:2 format). The lights work well in the center of the horizontal axis. The jar's positioning a little lower improves the image's overall aesthetics by not intruding into the upper third. The focus on the jar's lid-winding bit works extremely well, too even though the "rule of thirds" was broken in this aspect. Additionally, the colorful background (above the lights) feels soothing.

Originality: 3 1/2 stars
As mentioned earlier, the motif is not new but the composition redefines the "jar and bokeh" theme and feels revolutionary.

Technique: 4 1/2 stars
Wheter this setup was shot using a tripod or by hand does not matter. Using a "fast" prime lens with a high aperture was the right choice as it gives the image a shallow depth-of-field and reduces the focus plane and gives a beautiful bokeh.

Impact: 4 1/2 stars
All in all, this photograph really caught my eye and even at "full size" it does not disappoint. In contrary, the longer I look at this picture, the more I fall in love with it.
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10 out of 11 deviants thought this was fair.

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GirlsLikePonys Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
hihihi cool 
AGlimpseOfMe Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love the idea behind this photo. I also find it very interesting in that the photo almost looks like a painting because of how the jar came out.
a2star Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks heaps!
Sanjaya-Ekneligoda Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous, it seems that the bokeh is coming out from the jar..... a jar of dreams and magic......... ! gorgeous.... :thumbsup:
a2star Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks so much!
anxiri Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Photographer
Pretty! :D It all fit so good together, just great.
a2star Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
Alfaromeo2X Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
more sexy
ANC4DES Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
a2star Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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