50mm Lens, Canon 50D, Photo Challenges, Photo Editing, Photography

Merry Christmas

Every year I take some pictures of our tree.  Tonight I was photographing this ornament that was a gift and is a new addition to our tree:

ISO 400 50mm 0ev f/2.5 0.4 sec

ISO 400 50mm 0ev f/2.5 0.4 sec

For this shot I choose a f-stop of 2.5 because I wanted the snowflake to be sharp but the pine needles to be a bit soft.  I used a tripod so that I could take multiple shots that would be exactly the same except for the shutter speed.  I then picked three of the photos and created an HDR image using Photomatix.  I used the “natural” setting because with this photo I am just trying to show detail and leaving it at that.  Thoughts or comments? feel free to leave them below.

This post was written in part as a response to the Weekly Photo Challenge the theme of which is one.

I would like to wish each of you a Merry Christmas, all the best to you.



22 thoughts on “Merry Christmas

  1. Sonel says:

    What a beautiful ornament Amy. I do so love seeing all the Christmas decorations as they are beautiful, even if we do not celebrate it, it sure is fun seeing all the beautiful photo’s that are posted. Wishing you and yours a lovely time hon and all of the best for 2014. 😀 *big hugs*


    • Congratulations on being the first to comment on a new part of my blog 🙂 I am changing my theme for the new year. The original post about that particular photo is here:http://wp.me/p2owKx-r6 if you would like to take a look.
      The ornament was a gift from my mother-in-law and she got it from a craft fair she attends every year, so actual artist is “unknown”


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