Judy Merson  

Xmas Lights on Tree by Judy Merson

January 2021 - Xmas Lights on Tree

About the Image(s)

I took this with my 55-210 Sony lens on my Sony a6400 handheld I zoomed the shot turning from 55 to 210 I took it into Lightroom ,Topaz Sharpen and Photoshop In PSCC I cropped and cloned out some side lights

9 comments posted

Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
Good eye and imagination. Fireworks are always fun as you have to be quick to react and capture. Would be interested in any details on settings.
  Posted: 01/03/2021 14:43:26
Judy Merson   Judy Merson
This was a neighbor's tree with lights not fireworks
  Posted: 01/03/2021 17:28:37

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
That is a fun technique.
It looks to me like the lights are overexposed. Red, in particular, when it is somewhat overexposed becomes orange, and when more overexposed yellow, and then white.
  Posted: 01/03/2021 16:16:29
Judy Merson   Judy Merson
I pulled back on exposure a bit in post processing I see red and orange lights as well as yellow, green, blue and white lights That was the color of the lights I saw
I had white balance on incandescent
ISO 4000 f6.3 1/6 sec 60 mm were the settings on my Sony A6400 with the Sony 55-210 mm lens I cannot remember if I went from 210 to 55 mm or the reverse while zooming I tried both I cannot check because the neighbor took down the lights since the other day
  Posted: 01/03/2021 17:42:54

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
It's always interesting to try intentional camera movement, or intentional zooming. I think this one turned out well.
  Posted: 01/03/2021 17:54:27

Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
Interesting experiment and a nice colorful result. What do you think accounts for the ghosting of the white lights in the lower part of the photo that is not present in the upper part?   Posted: 01/09/2021 14:59:00
Judy Merson   Judy Merson
There was a band of white lights on the bushes behind the tree Do you think they should be removed from the right I had removed part from the left   Posted: 01/09/2021 16:18:04

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
Interesting abstract image. If I hadn't read your title, I would have thought they were fireworks!! I think you can have a lot of fun getting many different images from this by cropping different areas.   Posted: 01/12/2021 11:26:05
Judy Merson   Judy Merson
Thank you I will try different crops   Posted: 01/12/2021 12:04:26


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