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. 🙂

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7 Responses to Baubles

  1. Caroline says:

    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.

  2. 36x37 says:

    Ha! I think I CAN kind of see you! I never would have noticed on my own. Beautiful shot. Love the colors.

  3. I love the Christmas balls! When I was little, I only ever wanted these on our tree. Forget the other ornaments.

  4. mindymilburn says:

    Well whatever you did it was brilliant. This looks like it should be in a magazine!!! Fantastic shot!

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