I realize I’m “milking” the blue and green lights, but standing outside like an idiot late on a Saturday night, I swear I was able to get a ton of really artistic shots.
There will be more.
The lights seemingly danced for me as I snapped shot after shot. My camera was cooperating nicely, and I didn’t even have my tripod!
It was one of those things where I stepped out the door on a whim, and believe it or not, my teeth were chattering as I tried to keep deadly camera shake from ruining my shots.
I’m glad that we have entered the digital age for this very reason. If I’d been shooting with film, I can tell you I probably would have been more careful snapping zillions of shots.
Picture this: just as an elf happily makes the toys at santa’s factory, I’ve become the Christmas Photography elf.
When I go out and snap more Christmas shots for this project, I envision some pointed ears, a red hat, a scarf and lots of children looking at with bewilderment and wondering whether to offer me hot chocolate or to run away for fear that I’ll turn into the abominable snowman.
I am prone to fits of utter teeth-chattering cold for no reason. Perhaps there is a snowman who lives inside.
I won’t tell you how many cups of tea it took to warm me back up once I went inside forty-five minutes later. My fleecy pajamas only protected me from the worst of the cold.
But the shots were well worth me freezing to the point of near hypothermia.
So here’s #3.
Here’s the exif data from this shot, too:
f/5.0 | 1/80 | ISO 3200 | Sony a57
I realize the ISO is probably higher than it should be for this type of photo, but well…I got it to work. Above 1600 I know it gets grainy, but I’m learning to work special little photographic miracles.