Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Trees and Angels

Well its that time of the year again. Last year I found it difficult to believe it really was the holiday season as I had associated Christmas time with cold, snow and holiday lights. This year is no different with the cold and snow part (still no snow and its quite warm); however now as I drive down the street to get to our house I see many homes alit with decorations and lights.

This past weekend Kim and I put up our tree (actually we have a few more decorations other than the tree). We rushed through it a bit more this time than in previous years. The tree itself is nearly 7 feet tall; something which is not represented well in this picture. I wanted to take a picture of the tree but rather than doing the usual side shot I wanted something just a little different. Actually I was a bit inspired by Mike's last Picture of the Week post about the emotions conveyed in photography.

I have an idea of the emotions this picture conveys to me, but I won't bias your opinions by telling. I'd be curious to hear the emotions evoked by my readers.

I have a few other pictures of our tree on my Picasa Web album.

Technical Specs: Canon 5D, 24-105 @ 24mm, f/5.6, 1/5s, ISO 1600, cross-screen filter.


Michael said...

That is a wild vantage point! It kind of makes me dizzy. Love the cross screen filter, too.

Emotions? I'm not sure if "dizzyness" is an emotion. The reflection of the tree in the window reminds me of stars, and the angel looks like she is carrying two lights to show the way to somewhere.

Nick said...

The one you have that is the close-up of the ornament is fantastic - that's like a stock photo shot of Christmas to me, either for a greeting card or TV ad or something, looks beautiful.

Aravind Krishnaswamy said...

Thanks for the comments guys. Mike I was thinking along the same lines as you with the 'stars' in the window and the lights on the angel.

Thanks for the compliment Nick.