An impressive yet simple photographic effect

This one sparked a bit of interest over at the Norwegian blog I’m contributing to for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. So, I’ll share the story here as well.

Update:
Video tutorial on how to make that cardboard cover for your lens

I recently bought the lens you see in the image. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM. Then Mr. Erlandsen pointed me to this.

Before you know it I made this one:

Equipped it with a snow crystal and mounted it on my camera:

Update:
I used some standard paper cutters to make the patterns.

Papercutters

Before you know it the images that have a traditional round bokeh:

…started looking like this:

Some more cutting and shapes and off we go…
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An impressive yet simple photographic effect