I prefer to shoot when no one is around. I don’t want people asking me questions or getting in my way. I want to be able to get down on the ground to get a good shot if necessary. I don’ want to be tripping over people and I don’t want them tripping over me.
I wanted to get some shots of the the Christmas lights in Las Cruces, so I went downtown, and discovered half the town was there. There were vendors set up on the plaza although the only ones selling anything were the food vendors. I had to dodge children and adults. I was sure my shots weren’t much good. One, that I was going to delete, kept talking to me until I agreed to really look at it.
Not wanting to go home without taking photographs I could play with, I started shooting with no firm idea of how I wanted to play with the shots.
The original shot.
Playing with an overlay.
Playing with a lens flare.
Overlay on a close up of what made up the lighted ornament in the first photo.
Turning the above photo into a kaleidoscope.
Some of the lighted decorations. The bear’s “skin” was the plastic stuff used to wrap items for shipping.
Wood fired pizza made to order.
I’m linking with Nina Marie here. Stop by and see what other artists have been doing this week.
I have new items in my store, Deb Thuman Art, here.