11/03/09 - Colorful Stars
This is a string of lights I bought at Target in the after Christmas sale last year. They are acrylic with LED lights. They were on my mantle for several months earlier this year. I had wanted to play with them and the camera when they were up but never got to it. With the cloudy weather again yesterday, I found it nearly bedtime wtih no good picture of the day. So... If I could darken the tip of the closest green star a bit, I'd be happier with this. Some filters applied, but don't ask me exactly what I did because I don't remember...was experimenting. Another that I experimented with is here:
At first I thought absolutely don't show the light within the star...just shoot the edges, but then I did shoot some like this one with the light, and I ended up mostly liking those better.
We had an opossum visit us for dinner last night. He was drinking on the porch rail bird bath I have right outside my kitchen sink window during dinner last night. Lucky for him, I'd just made chicken soup, so I quickly went and threw all the scraps out for him. The boys and I delighted at watching him twitch his nose searching for just exactly where the chicken was. I took a short video (dark) and a blurred picture (he would not be still) that are also in my star gallery for now.
Note to self: You do not type well in the morning when you haven't had coffee yet!