Wordless Wednesday 

And, this tree was made of…

There is a church on the way back from my gym which hosted a different kind of Christmas Tree. I have been wanting to ‘click’ it for sometime and got the chance yesterday night. I didn’t want to intrude during the festival times. It was rather empty yesterday. OK, so here is that tree, which is made of stars. Yes, just stars. In daylight it looks a little empty! But at night, it is the best sight to behold.
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And on closer look, I guess it is one of the best ways to put up a tree. Use the kids of the families attending the church to create a star and add their wishes to it and put that up in the tree?
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What do you think about this tree? I just loved it. Isn’t it very cute and creative.

Angel on a Tree

As promised, here is a photograph (taken using my phone) of the Angel up on a Christmas Tree 🙂

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“Your guardian angel never, ever stops communicating with you.
I feel that at times they should be frustrated with us but they seem to have endless patience and they never ever give up on us. ”
― Lorna Byrne, Angels In My Hair

All decked out

As I had mentioned in my previous post, we were in UB city, Bangalore for most part of the day on Saturday. When we were there for the lunch, the decorations and the lights didn’t look that great (even though I did get a few shots in my phone, DSLR’s not allowed!!!) so we decided that after our awesome Christmas Carol Concert (the details yet to come in another post later) we went back again to take some photographs at night. I love it when the city goes crazy during the festival times and get all beautified with lights and colors.

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Hark The Herald Angels Sing

This year I wanted to get an Angel Decorative piece for my friend’s Christmas Tree and when I  was searching for it, I found this Angel Bells made of nickel plated silvertone which was so beautiful to look at , just by the pictures and I wanted one for myself too. It was quite cheap and very affordable and I got a pair for a good price. So happy 🙂

And as usual I played around with it and the light effects. Here are some.

This one I took with my phone and stylized it with Pixlr to get this effect. The only issue was that to get this effect I had to hold a torch above it to get the Halo effect and you could literally see the reflection in the face of the angel. Could have edited it, but I like my flaws. I don’t want it to be too perfect too.

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Here comes my favorite candle light play. As usual, I wanted to get the silhouette effect of the piece which I achieved by placing the candle behind the item and stylized the final image a bit to get this photograph. So far this is my favorite picture.

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And finally, another play with the camera where I place the candle in the front and the item on an elevated level to cast a shadow which is on a plane slight higher than the item. And I did soften the image a bit to get a serene effect. Not sure if I achieved it, but still.

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I will definitely take a shot of the angel on the top of the Christmas tree (or wherever it fits in) and update you about it, but for now, what do you think of the images? Which is your favorite?