Recently I was asked by a friend how I so often managed to spice up my photos with these blurry foregrounds in post production, and if I had a preset or a action for Photoshop he could get from me to help him get the result like the image below.
Well I don't, but when I told him how easy he could do it he was pretty amazed and very grateful for my advice.
Here is an example of a beautiful fern with shot in clear view, its not at all a bad shot it has a beautiful bokeh, but in my opinion it misses something, and doesn't stand out from the crowd.
Now lets take a shot of the same fern just shooting trough some other leafs on the fern, to give your photo more depth and mystery.
Looks great don't you think... I love it :-)
Here is a few more examples:
Hope you liked my little trick to spice up your photography, and I gave you some fresh ideas for new subjects.
Have a great summer.
Michael B. Rasmussen