Ohhh christmas tree....

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    Composition aside, the lighting is disturbing me in the first shot. There was too much glare so I adjusted brightness, contrast and curves..second is post-edit...but now is it too dark? (c & c always welcome)[​IMG]

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    Nope, nothing distracts me in these photos. They have a true Christmas feel to them and the light is soft so it doesn't bother me at all. I think you did an awesome job with these. I think these photos would make a great Christmas card.
     
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    I like the Rugrats ornament hanging in the upper-right of the photos


    yes, I know Rugrats, but only because my younger sister watched it :er:
     
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    Thank you:hug::

    Christmas tree lighting has long been my nemesis. So, I figured I would start small and work up to the whole tree. My problem with using a star effect filter has been that I am unable to use a flash so, I am typically left with shots that are too dark. In this case though, I thought the first shot looked too washed out.

    Thank you for the compliment....
     
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    It was rather difficult to find a spot on the tree to shoot that didn't have some sort of cartoon character hanging in the way. I found myself rearranging ornaments to get a shot:wink: . Which is why I said "composition aside" because after I took a closer look, I noticed chucky's foot had eeked its way into the picture:lol:
     
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    Think I prefer the 1st pic more - the 2nd is a little dark for my taste. How did you get that effect on the lights? Is it some kind of filter?

    Thanks,
     
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    Thank you, I thought it was a bit washed out. I wanted more of the green of the pine and red of the garland (guess I can't have my cake and eat it too;) )

    yes, it is a four point star effect filter
     
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    i like them both...why not try for somewhere in between...and yes, use them for cards!!
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    Thank you elsaspet and emogirl:hugs:
     

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