Monday, December 21, 2009

20 photos of Christmas, Day 16 | Getting close to a ribbon with new lens

My new lens allowed me to get within inches of this ribbon while maintaining focus. This shot was taken about 20 minutes before sunset today, with sunshine hitting this part of the ribbon directly.

Note: Because I was raised in New England, Christmas is different in Florida, but it's still Christmas nonetheless. And I need to convince myself of that. So, in the next 20 days, including the holiday itself, I intend to find Christmas here in Brevard County and portray it through a different photo each day.

This edition serves as a welcome for my new 105mm Nikon macro lens, which allows for extreme close-up shots of subjects. In this case, it was a ribbon stuck to the top of an Audi as part of a promotion for a local dealership at The Avenue Viera, an outdoor shopping mall.

Earlier editions
Day 1: A lighted bush and the bokeh effect
Day 2: The city tree at warp speed
Day 3: Lights' reflection on a retention pond
Day 4: More than just seasonal colors
Day 5: Golden lights during the golden hour
Day 6: Four Christmas trees and one giant ornament
Day 7: Future Santa Claus
Day 8: Ornament on a Charlie Brown-style tree
Day 9: Stars in the east during the Geminids
Day 10: Historic building a reminder of home, literally
Day 11: Cocoa Beach welcome tree at sunset
Day 12: A tree and a fountain
Day 13: The season's simplicity through children
Day 14: The secret to reindeer magic: smoothies
Day 15: A church cross at sunset

Another one with a shallower depth of field. The sun wasn't hitting this part quite as brightly.

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