Friday, December 25, 2009

20 photos of Christmas, Day 20 | 'Merry Christmas' by candlelight; Santa's cookies

This image was created with a long exposure and me writing in the air with a lit candle. Dotting the I and crossing the T were the difficult parts. A little more about how this was done: I was constantly moving throughout the exposure, and the aperture was closed down to f/20, so I never showed up, just the candlelight.

Left for Santa last night, with candlelight in the background.

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.

Merry Christmas. Enough said.

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
Day 16: Getting close to a ribbon with new lens
Day 17: Santa, with a significance
Day 18: Palm trees at sunset
Day 19: Santa takes break, catches some surf

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