Sunday, December 11, 2011

My Christmas Tree

I've had my Christmas tree up since.... well, since the end of November. Ha! I was a little excited this year! The lighting hasn't been great during the day though, so I haven't managed some very good pictures.

The other night I was playing around with my camera & decided to break out my macro attachments & crosshatch filter. I'd read somewhere online that the best time to take a photo of a lit tree was a night, so I wanted to give it a whirl. Here are a few pictures I snapped:
I'm really happy with the effect the crosshatch filter gives! Don't those bright stars make you smile?
I love how the stained glass ornaments look reflecting the light. I have quite a few, most strategically placed in front of light bulbs.
I haven't played as much with my macro attachments. There's a bit of a trick to them, but I'm pretty happy with how this ornament & the gold tulle looks:
As you can see, my tree has a lot of stained glass, quite a bit of red & white & a touch of blue. There's a mix of handmade, new & childhood ornaments, but I still think it all works together nicely.

What does your holiday tree look like?

3 comments:

The Belly Dancer said...

It is very pretty, I love your glass ornaments and the pictures you took are great!

Angie said...

Very nice pictures - I'm almost scared to post pictures of my poor looking tree - I just picked up a small potted one, but it does look like a Charlie Brown tree. Love the glass ornaments!

Mrs Linee said...

Lovely - I love Christmas ... I can see a snowman on your tree...I have an Army ofsnow men on andunder my tree... I thinks it's a link back to my childhood growing up in Scotland... These Hot Christmas days in Australia are not quite the same as a White Christmas... Sigh!!!!