Category: Christmas Lights

Stabilizing Forgiveness

I have been intrigued to find success in creating night time images from handheld shots using wide open aperture and ISO 6400; stabilization must have been accounted for and become the forgiveness factor in this camera. Good! Listening to – liking Martyn Joseph’s new… Continue Reading “Stabilizing Forgiveness”

Soul Searchers

At Christmas, Love amplifies, powerful and lifting, scrabbling through the dark mess of tangle. Care and pardon affirm, anchoring you, there, in other Hearts – disgrace yields, grace overcomes. Love finds its way. At Christmas, the first steps within the incarnation are taken; a… Continue Reading “Soul Searchers”

Daylight Winter Images

20 December 2011 – daylight, winter images around High Level, Alberta; we’re nearly at 60 degrees North.  So, sunrise happens quite late (9:00 a.m.) and sunset happens quite early (3:30 p.m.).  Daylight is diminished and there’s more dusk at this time of year.  The… Continue Reading “Daylight Winter Images”

Christmas Lights – Grande Prairie, Alberta

It has been a whirlwind  weekend traveling to Grande Prairie and back, all in pursuit of Christmas. Of the landscape travelled through, weather’s interaction at the Dunvegan Bridge over the Mighty Peace was shifting mist and cloud against a backdrop of conifers laced with… Continue Reading “Christmas Lights – Grande Prairie, Alberta”

Against a Reflective Surface – Christmas Lights

Leaving school, against the blackness of night, I encountered beautiful hoarfrost on an Aspen Willow tree – a reverse silhouette (white against black). I started my pickup truck and used the engine’s warm-up time to explore the silhouetted Willow. Again, the camera is atop… Continue Reading “Against a Reflective Surface – Christmas Lights”

Christmas Lights – Balancing Ambient Light

From school I drove home on streets that are slick, polished ice. They are not quite treacherous, only difficult to begin moving on in a half-ton truck without weight in the box. So … Christmas lights – I arrived early and had good post-dusk… Continue Reading “Christmas Lights – Balancing Ambient Light”

Bokeh (Blurred lights) & Shallow Depth of Field

The shots taken last night explore bokeh; I’ve used a shallow depth of field for the subject and worked to blur the background light. Bokeh refers to the aesthetic quality of the blur, the out-of-focus areas of an image, or, the way the lens… Continue Reading “Bokeh (Blurred lights) & Shallow Depth of Field”

Christmas Lights – Around Town (attempt #1)

Christmas lights were the subject of last night’s foray into picture taking around town. A friend’s home had good oblique angles and provided dark architectural landscape that her Christmas lights outlined and accentuated.  And, in most instances Christmas lights highlighted architectural shape against night’s… Continue Reading “Christmas Lights – Around Town (attempt #1)”

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