Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lights, camera...

Snap!
 
I bet you thought I was going to say action didn't you? Oh my stars, no. What I had in mind here was a bit of copying from my friend Sandra of Mad Snapper fame. She did a post the other day about taking pictures and making stars out of lights (the Christmas tree kind) I thought it was very cool so I got out my tripod, camera and turned on the lights.

I first tried it on a string of lights I have on a bakers rack in my craft room.

Yes, I got stars. How cool is that? Since the picture wasn't real attractive I went down and turned on the Christmas tree lights.




You might have to look close at some of these but there are stars there. The two on the bottom left and the blue one bottom center are the most obvious in the picture.

Thanks for the snapping fun Sandra


25 comments:

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Funny mom ask her and complimented her on her light photos. You did a great job. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Ginny said...

This is going to be the most fun thing for bloggers to do this Christmas!

Pat said...

Cool!
Back before digital, I used to have a filter for my SLR that did this to every point of light!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pretty!!! I just love this time of year. And I must add the stars are beautiful Ann. Oh and your Snow Business post...hilarious. But, cute, cute snowmen. Oh, and can't go without commenting on the Reindeer Jar. How cute is that?!!!! What a clever, clever woman ------ and so crafty [pun NOT intended *well, maybe...no, not intended]

Sandee said...

I want hubby to get the tripod out so he can take a few shots of our tree. I'll see if we can get some stars in our shots. How cool.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Sandra said...

you did it, thanks to Diane for the suggestion. you got some really cool stars in the first shot. it seems to work better on lights standing alone. glad you had fun, waiting to see what you do next because you can

Grace said...

Well that was en-lightning...

Jackie said...

I do see stars and they are very pretty. If we can get to our tree we will have to try this!

Looks so fun and festive...happy day!:-)

Remington said...

Very cool!

marie said...

Very cool! I need to try making some stars too!

SweetMarie said...

My hubby always does this with our tree. He gets the tripod out and makes stars. :)
Beautiful stars!

Debra Dickinson said...

Snap! You did it! Both of you - great pics! And I just now figured out how to attach my camera to the tripod... maybe next year I'll figure out the snap part. LOL.

Christine said...

Really cool! I can see the stars in your photos - must have been fun to do!
Christine

Rose said...

Pretty cool!

Don't unplug your hub. said...

Very nice Ann, but I missed how to do it. Tricia always has a beautiful tree. This would be great to do.

Sharkbytes said...

Good effect!

Chatty Crone said...

Who knew you could even do it. I must admit it is really a great effect.
sandie

Reeni Pisano said...

Yes! I see them! So pretty. I'll be trying it too.

Dee said...

They are so pretty...I always wanted to know how people made them. Not sure my camera can do it.

Antonella said...

You twisted my arm and now I am going to look through all my old pictures to see if I can find any "stars" - lol... haven't found any yet -

Hugs, antonella :-)

Betsy Adams said...

It doesn't take much to make you and Sandra happy, does it?????? I'm that way about waterfalls... Show me a waterfall in the woods (even a little one) --and I'm in Happy Heaven!!!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Catherine said...

Very twinkly! :)
xo Catherine

Donna said...

Loving the Stars girl!
hughugs

EM Illustrator said...

It's nice snapping isn't it? I like the stars in the lower picture, very good.
Hugs,
Eva

Donna said...

Yep, if you put your camera on aperture priority, then set f/22, and put on a tripod (preferable to a monopod), then you'll get the twinkle lights effect! Pretty, pretty!

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