In this shot we are “Drinking in the Bokeh” as two exposures become one to celebrate 20,000,000 views on Flickr.

Lets start by pouring a glass of the good stuff to celebrate 20M views in 14 months, and 75K followers.
Turns out that’s a lot more fun then just storing all the photos on a $50 hard drive in my mothers basement.

 

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

Drinking in the Bokeh

EXIF:

Nikon D810
Nikon 24-70 F/2.8
58 mm
f/11
1/200s
400 ISO

 

Lightroomed

 

Drinking in the Bokeh

  • Exposure and contrast raised
  • Highlights raised
  • Shadows, blacks and whites lowered
  • Sharpened with masking

 

Photoshopped

Drinking in the Bokeh

  • Cleaned up with the clone brush

 

Well that’s some pretty boring stuff. Lets try liven up this party, with some “bokeh bubbles”!

 

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

Drinking in the Bokeh

EXIF:

Nikon D810
Nikon 24-70 F/2.8
70 mm
f/2.8
1/30s
400 ISO

 

Lightroomed

Drinking in the Bokeh

 

  • Exposure lowered
  • Contrast raised
  • Highlights and shadows raised
  • Whites maxed out up
  • Blacks maxed out down
  • Sharpened with masking

 

 

Photoshopped

 

 

Drinking in the Bokeh

  • Cloned out any weirdness in the bokeh

 

Lets put these babies together, like PB+J (layered with bubbles on top set to “lighten”)…

 

 

Drinking in the Bokeh

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Drinking in the Bokeh

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Drinking in the Bokeh

 

Thanks for everyone’s support… Here’s to another 20 million views!