Posted on December 31, 2013
Since Christmas is my favorite holiday, I naturally found myself taking a million pictures of ornaments and trees, and I found something special on this shot. I was trying to capture the iridescence of the bulb itself, not necessarily the ornament, and as I was adjusting my focus throughout the viewfinder, I noticed that I could actually see myself in the glass. It reminded me of those crystal balls with the winter scenes inside of them that you shake when you’re a kid, except this one was crystal clear.
Taken with a Zeiss 100mm f2 Makro Planar manual focus EF-mount lens.
Posted on December 30, 2013
This is one of my favorite photos taken over the holidays. It translates incredibly well with the ultra crisp focus, the sparkling edges of the ornaments and lights, and the glowing background reflections on the picture frames. Overall, the image is a little dark, but it makes me remember those times when I got up in the middle of the night to peak at the Christmas tree as a little kid. This would look fantastic in a medium size print with a very simple white mat, black gallery frame.
Taken with a Carl Zeiss 100mm Makro Planar EF-mount lens at f/5.6.