Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge-Week 1-Bokeh

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My Photo of the Week
Photo of local North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery

 Final-NXNW-Bokeh

 App Challenge Image
Making the Industrial Sparkle!

Mobile device: iPhone 4s
Apps used: Snapseed, LensLight

My friend at We Live in a Flat describes Bokeh as “Originating from the Japanese word BokeBokeh (which rhymes with okay :P) apparently means blur or haze.”  Glad I finally know how to properly pronounce it!   After completing this challenge, I also have to say that I definitely prefer the photo with the bokeh effect.  How about you?

The app Lens Light is great as it allows you to add effects like lens/flares, bokeh, lights (need a moon in that scene?).  The effect I used was bokeh stars.  The effects can be edited for placement, brightness, and color, and can be layered.  There are also numerous filters than can be applied.  The app does cost $1.99 but I think it’s great, and it is my first “go-to” app  for adding bokeh or special lighting effects to my photos, although I don’t use it often.

Want to have fun and participate in the photo challenge, or just visit the other entries?  Just click on the Snappy H’appy Logo at the top of this post!

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3 thoughts on “Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge-Week 1-Bokeh

  1. That turned out GREAT! and I love your comment about industrial sparkle. The star bursts on the window also highlight the reflection which I didn’t notice in the first shot. I most certainly like the bokeh treated image better. Nice!

  2. The N by NW should hire you to do their sparkling for them. They look positively diamond! 😀

    Interesting to learn that Lenslight effects can be edited for placement, brightness, and color, and can be layered. I didn’t include them in my post, so glad you write about it.

    Nice work! And thanks for joining 🙂 Have a great week ahead. 🙂

  3. Hiya Christy! I’ve just created a board for this challenge on Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/weliveinaflat/photo-challenge-with-apps/

    For challengers whose blogs enable pinterest sharing, I assume that I will be able to add your photos to the board, with your permission. If you would not like your photos shared on Pinterest, please do reply to this comment and let me know 😉

    If you are active on Pinterest and would like to contribute to the board, let me know your Pinterest email and I will add you. Thanks!!

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