Oh, the very specific ideas I had for this week’s theme. Tonight was our town’s holiday parade, and with the girls marching with their American Heritage Girls troop, I figured it would be the perfect time to capture some gorgeous Christmas lights. The problem with that is that I should have had oh, I don’t know, a little bit of practice or an inkling of a plan. A smidgen of talent wouldn’t have hurt, either.
As much as it hurts me to do it, I’m going to submit a few “fails.” If you’re a photographer or even if you just have any tips on how to improve this type of photo, please share in the comments.
This was what a was going for. A profile with lots of pretty bokeh bubbles in the background. The problem I found was that when it’s dark enough for the bokeh, it’s also reeeeeeally difficult to get a sharp focus on the subject. Oh, and my kids don’t stay still for 3 seconds, so that’s a problem too.
And I’ve bred some sassy kids who intentionally compromise photos. That makes it hard too.
Like, totally psychadelic
Ay ay ay. Too much light on the tree, obvi. What I do like about this one is the trippy blue light. I promise you, the tree didn’t look even the slightest bit blue to the naked eye. Demon light? You decide.
Candle, candle, burning bright
Lesson: never ask a child to pose blowing out a candle. What will happen, you ask? Well, even if the lighting is perfect, it may look like said child is in a trance, about to eat the flame.
Now for some slightly less terrible photos:
Morning light in Palm Desert this past week
Some fun bokeh bubbles, straight out of the camera
Are you prepared for me to get a little (a lot) cheesy?
The lights of my life (minus their daddy, of course)