Bokeh After the Rain | northern California Fine Art Photographer

Achieving an out of focus background with those wonderful little circles of light is an often sought after effect for many photographers. Count me as one of them. While taking a morning drive looking for my subject, I stopped along the side of the road to capture the raindrops clinging to the mustard weed with my macro lens. By getting down low and very close to the weed, I was able to not only photograph the water droplets, but also the raindrop bokeh. It was created by the light reflecting on the water droplets attached to the weeds in the background.

The very last picture was taken by simply standing up and framing the scene before me. The weeds were at my feet so I was essentially shooting over them. I’m always pleased when I can find more that one perspective in a location. So, remember to look around and try different things before you leave a location.


Raindrop Bokeh

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By simply standing up and aiming my camera over the weeds, this is the view I framed.


All landscape and still life images are available for purchase.

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Nadeen Flynn is an award winning northern California portrait and fine art photographer. Living in the greater Sacramento area, she specializes in high school senior and teen portraits as well as fine art landscape and still life photography. Nadeen’s style is authentic, fresh and personality-driven. This retains the timeless features of photography that create family heirlooms. She offers in-person workshops and mentoring. Currently living in rural northern California with her husband and a couple thousand walnut trees, she posts regularly to Instagram.

Currently booking 2018 high school seniors, couples, and family portraits. Locations include Yuba City/Marysville, East Nicolaus, Wheatland, Lincoln, Woodland, Roseville, Rocklin, and Sacramento areas.

(530) 633-7575

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Nadeen Flynn - Thank you so much, Eileen!

Nadeen Flynn - Thank you, Iris. It really does pay off to be patient and work the scene.

Eileen - Love the bokeh images so much! Very beautiful and inspiring. It’s amazing what taking a closer look around you will do. Beautiful work!

Iris - These are so beautiful. I love bokeh images too, and I am always happy when I can archive them. I have learned over the years to ‘work’ a location or a subject, from all angles.