it’s that time of the year again. Outside it’s cold and dark, time to celebrate with light.
Either a X-mas tree lights or Chanukka candles, both turn a damp evening which gets dark too early into a cozy stay-in.
Add some lively colors and you get the winter’s equivalent to a bonfire.
I shot this one with a lensbaby. Lensbabies are designed to give a small “sweet spot” – in focus area, while stretch-blurring the rest of the frame.
I set the sweet spot on the candels, and pinned Christmas lights on a black cloth on a deeper plane.
The trick was getting making an aperture in a star shape, so out-of-focus lights are shaped as stars. For more on that, have a look at my how-to video.