Abstract lights

abstract Christmas lights zoom

I avoided nagging my husband about putting away the Christmas tree, and aside from the household peace, there was an unexpected benefit. I loved trying out the photography challenge to create abstract light shots.

abstract Christmas lights circles

abstract Christmas lights on tree

abstract Christmas lights squiggles

OK, now that tree must go.

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days, and writing my memoirs. I am a teacher and writer living in Connecticut.
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5 Responses to Abstract lights

  1. Abby says:

    Cool! And now I know what was going on in those earlier photos you posted with the light designs!

    We finally got around to putting our lights away. Took a while, but a wise woman told me that I could do anything if I gave it at least 10 minutes at a time…

    • Marcy says:

      lol, Abby :). For those other photos, I had my husband shaking the tree while the camera was still. (Some video would have been fun, I bet.) These were a lot easier because I just moved the camera.

  2. Rob says:

    Very pretty light photos! I am dying to know how you took these pictures. They have uniformity in a way, which lends itself to the beauty. They make me think of science, as well as, art.

    We still have one more Christmas to go before our tree comes down :)
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    • Marcy says:

      Thanks, Rob. I used a very long exposure (about 3 seconds), and I moved the camera while the shutter was open. For the top photo, I zoomed in (or out?) while the shutter was open, and for the others I moved the camera in little circles or shapes. It was really fun to experiment that way and see the results. I like my tree lights of all one color, but it would have been cool to try it with different colored lights, I think. Enjoy your extra Christmas! :)

  3. These are beautiful! Damn, I put my tree up. I guess there is always next year to try this out..
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