Sunday, December 7, 2008

Holiday Lights

It is the time of year when houses are outlined in colored lights and front lawns become gathering spots for glowing snowmen, reindeer and Santas. This really IS a photo of a house with especially colorful holiday lights. While not a realistic image, it has the same festive spirit as would a literal view. I set my camera on a low ISO equivalent of 50 and turned off the flash. As I pressed down on the shutter, I quickly twirled the camera while aiming at the lights. Because the shutter was open for a relatively long time, it captured long swirling streams of color. Try printing up abstract images like this. They are great to cut up for collage.