I love this new aspect to my Christmas this year - capturing the feel of this time of year in photographs. The sparkle, the lights and the joy are my favorite parts of the season. My goal was to convey that through this photo and to showcase the color of the week at Project 64: silver. I set up a string of lights on the wall covered with batting, set ornaments on a mirrored plate and snapped. In processing, I upped the blacks, fill light, clarity, vibrance and saturation and lowered the contrast to give a bit of softness. Finally, I added a tiny white vignette. I think the effect is a bit of magic, and isn't that what Christmas is about :o)?
Settings: ISO 400, 32mm, ss1/6, f/4.5 (full manual, tungsten wb, tripod)
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer, and more beautiful." - Norman Vincent Peale
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