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Old Dec 4, 2009, 12:36 PM   #1
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Unpacking and setting up the tree is something I never liked doing. That job now gets deligated to my kids. Here you can see ole St. Nick reflected in this nice globe I bought specially for the challenge.
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Old Dec 4, 2009, 1:26 PM   #2
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this one really has a very classic look to it. i think its from the subtle flare and the slightly dark tones.
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Old Dec 4, 2009, 2:09 PM   #3
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Thanks Dustin. That flare is from my trusty old 60 watt bulb. Its getting a lot of use since I got my camera.
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I really had to look to find St. Nick, but I see him. Nice shot.
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I agree with Dustin, and would like to add that I have tried to get close-ups of ornaments with nowhere near the success of your shot. Very nice, I could not make my pics "glow" like yours. I will try some this season, again....

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Here is a shot of the setup. Let me introduce you to Sylvania. She has been the light of my life for 2 years now. Having the camera shooting into the bulb causes that "glow" you refer to Hawg.
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Now THAT"S what I call shedding some light on the situation. I will give that a try as soon as we get our tree up. Thanks for the tip...

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proves that not all special effects come at a high price.....
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Old Dec 4, 2009, 5:20 PM   #9
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Santa is sitting on a dictionary, the light is on a clamp, the xmas bulb is hanging on the light switch and the xmassy background is just the old wreath I dig out every year. Couldnt get much cheaper than that I think. By the way the original post is a 3 shot HDR so I could get the proper exposure for the overall scene and the light bulb too.
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A final shot without the glow. And illustrating more how simple the setup is.
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