Christmas lights at home

30 second exposure at f/6.3 on ISO 200.  Canon 5D3 camera and a 24mm lens.

Returning from a walk with my hound last night, I decided to take a photograph of the Christmas lights before I take them down this weekend.  The first image was just the scene as it is and I found it a bit bland.  In the second, I kept the shutter open longer so that I could run around with a blue glow stick to light paint in some stars.  A little bling added to the scene made it a bit more fun.

8 responses

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  2. I couldn’t help but smile at the thought of you running around with a glow stick “decorating ” the yard, with the family thinking, “Oh, there he goes again.” The glow of the lights always warm my soul. Happy shooting in the New Year, Christopher.

    January 5, 2019 at 11:45 am

    • They are used to it but I still draw a few laughs and raised eyebrows with my photo antics!

      January 11, 2019 at 7:40 am

  3. Grant Connolly

    Great shot.

    January 5, 2019 at 10:43 am

  4. yes, only one photo showed up here, but i do love the color!

    January 5, 2019 at 10:02 am

  5. Very pretty!

    January 5, 2019 at 9:53 am

  6. Judi Martin

    I only got what I believe is the second picture. Very interesting with the glow stick addition. I don’t know if Kananaskis is in the warning but Banff, Jasper, Radium and much of the back country are in extreme avalanche condition and the are telling people not to go. I think our Chinook is over🙄

    January 5, 2019 at 9:27 am

    • Thank you Mom! The first was bland so it hit the virtual trash bin. I should have written that a little clearer.

      January 5, 2019 at 10:35 am

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