candleJack: How is the original picture, the one without the added blur?
Well, it really seems to be some unnatural blur on the above piece. It is a bit annoying... No offence at all. I liked the image very much but that blur halo on the upper stick is itching my eyes. :)
Do 55 or 58 mm count? These are directed to the same effect but have additional mm's. For example: Pentax DA* 55/1.4 or Voigtländer Nokton SLII 58/1.4. I have both and none of the exact 50 mm.
This is the real element - not a "storm in the glass"!
Sorry for the OT but I do not agree with you, dear RuthC. :) 1. Coctails can be made of anything you can think of, for example syrups mixed with WATER. 2. The word "COCTAIL" can freely have a general meaning: "coctail of colours", "coctail of lights", "coctail of dreams", etc. Cheers!And for the author: it is a awesome shot even having in mind it was made with a nonDSLR camera (as described). I know creativity is not bind to the equipment itself and would like to hear about how it was made even more.