If you thought bokeh photography was amazing, you will probably be blown away as much as me after watching Pahnl‘s, “Nowhere Near Here” video.
Follow the adventures of this curious canine throughout the city streets of Oxford; chasing cats, being chased by cats, he’s finding his place in a dog eat dog world (had to be said).
Using over 200 stencils and 300 hours in the making (long exposures!), the result speaks for itself. The sharp detailing of the stencils work well to create intricate movements and add a real sense of character to the animation – watching this little rover waiting for his turn at the lights, having some doggy relief by a well sought out light pole, running through the concrete jungle of Oxford and having a howl to temporarily mark his night.
Set to Röyksopp’s, “What Else Is There?“, the cinematic brilliance created by Pahnl has made me feel a part of this little terriers life. The focus on the terrier and use of Bokeh to blur out the bustling night around him allows for you to be taken on the journey.
From pool tables to insects, the limits of bokeh are endless. One of delightful uses of the style can be best seen in portraits/self-portraits.
Bokeh portraits pull the focus onto the subject, while also filling in the negative space with a visual feast of colour and light. Check out these great examples of bokeh photographers that have the style down pat.
This following video is by youTube user crevine, a video experiment using a Nikon d5000. Makes me want to hurry up and get my act together to purchase a digital SLR with video capabilities! Check it out:
One of the great things about warmer nights is getting to spend some time outdoors listening to the creepy crawlies under some subdued moonlight or fairy lights. I had the pleasure of enjoying watermelon at a friends place with gorgeous miniature lanterns that were a gift from Thailand.