Here’s the first picture for my Christmas photo project. There’s a story to go with it.
I was at my parents’ house in Colorado. My mother loves to go all out for her Christmas displays. She’s even won contests for them.
Um, I do not walk in her footsteps, but I can appreciate her love of the holidays by taking pictures!
I don’t know why I don’t decorate that much. Maybe it’s my “clark” personality.
I never have decorated much, though. I chalk it up to the fact that I’m never at my own house for the holidays. We’re always at my mother-in-law’s house or at my own parents’ house – that’s not a complaint. I love the fact that I have lots of family with whom I can celebrate.
When I took this picture, though, it was the night before we were due to start heading back to NC. The house was dark – it was about 10 pm at night.
I saw the lights through the clear, etched glass on the front door and I was mesmerized. I love sparkly things and the lights looked sparkly to me.
It took three or four tries to get it right as I didn’t have my tripod with me at that moment. Holding a camera perfectly still for a few seconds while the camera takes the shot is challenging.
But I loved the way the etched glass diffused the green and blue Christmas lights.
Perhaps I’ll turn this into a photo print, but only if my readers think I should.