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Chistmas Tree Lights

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mallow is lit up by the lights of the Christmas tree in the church grounds.

The camera club social night was in Mallow last night and after a great meal myself and Jacinta left the rest to prop up the bar! I had my camera with me and I got some good shots of the town and the church above.

It gave me the idea of writing an article about night shooting, so expect that in a day or two!

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 20s

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

6 replies on “Chistmas Tree Lights”

Very interesting perspective and shapes in that photo. It reminds me of my favourite computer game, Thief. I particularly like the texture of the ground on the bottom right, and how the sparkles of the tree lights appear even over the wall in front of it.

Very nice shoot. Have seen St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mallow also only overday and without the Christmas Tree.
It is nice to see how the lights lit up in the tree. You can see that the outerglow from the lights look like tree within a tree, very nice!

Try experimenting with keeping the camera level when using ultra wide lenses….The Perspective will straighten up and not look like the buildings are leaning. I hope my input is appreciated, as I teach advanced Digital Photo at a local college here in Spokane, WA., and I am a retired illustrator from Boeing Airplane Co. Seattle, with degrees in Art, Education, and Illustration.

Perspectives can be fun! Experiment with the position of your camera by taking three shots instead of just one by using different angles of attack…Looking up, looking straight or level, and looking down, and then compare the overall effect on how the architecture reacts to these different positional shots. The perspective foreshortening effect will astonish you by what degree of angular attack you use.

Thanks (again) Jim! I do appreciate the comments. At least I know someone took the time to analyse my photos!

The main reason for the low perspective is my lack of a tripod and a long exposure for the shot. Camera sat on the ground with my wallet under the lens to support it and point it up.

I love the effect of a wide angle shot down. It does mad things to verticals, although it’s not that flattering for portraits.

Nice picture. I like it, it can take our imagination to remember that Christ has born. Messiah has come.

But … why no light of stars?

I mean, why no sky background?


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