Ok, I'm confused on why when I take a picture of lights with a high aperture it turns out like either of these: I notice that the lights that are further away have better points on their rays. Why is that? When these people (and I hope its not against the rules to post links to other peoples pictures, I couldnt find that it was but please tell me if I'm wrong) take a picture of lights with a high aperture, those lights have a lot more points, and the points are pointier. 365 Project : Day 029 | Michael R. Cruz Bridge in Colour on Flickr - Photo Sharing! I'm guessing that it has to do with the camera and or lens (I know, good guess, right? :er, but what exactly it could be about them confuses me. And what else? Please help me understand. And, if there is a proper name for these kind of lights, also tell me that because it sounds silly when I refer to them as "twinkling lights" all the time.