Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

The lights of a Christmas tree always bring a beautiful ambience to the special time of celebrating the Gift of God, the Light of the world. Having seen a post on setting up a unique portrait, I implemented a few of the suggestions to add a little more magic to this shot of my granddaughters. By placing my cell phone (with video) playing, two things were accomplished: 1) glowing light emanating from the book and 2) the video maintained the focus of the kids on the book.

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My wife prefers non-blinking, white lights and that has been standard on our trees since marriage. However, my daughter’s tree had LED lights that changed from white to colors and blinked  every 3-5 seconds in the various transitions. The sight brought back a forgotten childhood memory of laying on my back and watching the changing colored shadows that the blinking lights on the tree created on the ceiling of our living room. To me, it was the ambience that bred a sense of anticipation, excitement and joy.

This post is in response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

12 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

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  2. Chuck, I love what you did here. You captured the magic of Christmas in this one shot. Wonderful! Would you mind sharing the link for the post you mention?

    We have small, blue, non-blinking lights on our tree by my husband’s request. The girls and I love them, too, so no issues. I just got all the decorations put away today, a bittersweet moment. It takes a few days to adjust to the lack of decorations, but it looks good this way, too.

    janet

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