Happy Monday, everyone. Good weekend?
This image of Christmas balls presented a bit of a challenge. The sunlight coming through the French doors was too strong, so I remembered a tip I once read about putting gauzy fabric over the window. I have a linen panel I need to sew for the powder room, so I grabbed that. Unfortunately, there was no way to keep it up, so I hunted for my favorite tool, duct tape.
No duct tape, so I tried packaging tape. Which is basically giant Scotch tape. Do you know how long that will keep a linen panel on a French door? About enough time to take two shots. So I shot a couple, retaped, shot again. Oh, my little Maltese decided to crawl into my lap while I was shooting too. He was not happy that I had to keep getting up.
There’s another challenge in shooting glass balls. They reflect really well. I saw myself in all the shiny ones, so had to rearrange them so I wasn’t reflected. You can still see me in one of them, but I’m not going to fret over it.
Hey, no one ever told me photography was easy. 🙂
It was worth the effort. This is simply gorgeous. They look floating…What is really amazing is that it looks so effortless… My cats would make a project like this very difficult.
Thanks, Caroline! My dog is pretty good about leaving me alone when I’m doing photography.
Now, if I could just get him to stand still when I want to take his photo.
Ha! I think I CAN kind of see you! I never would have noticed on my own. Beautiful shot. Love the colors.
🙂 Luckily I have a big lens in front of me!
I love the Christmas balls! When I was little, I only ever wanted these on our tree. Forget the other ornaments.
They are really making a comeback. I like them both, so wish I could do two different trees!
Well whatever you did it was brilliant. This looks like it should be in a magazine!!! Fantastic shot!