- Charlie Brown O Christmas Tree
Our Christmas tree is up, we decided to use our old Christmas tree that we have had over 10 years. This artificial tree is an old country 1980 Christmas tree that Bo won at the March of Dime auction. Lee has added her own ornaments through the years.
I shot these in a Manual Mode with an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens and turned off the image stabilizer since my camera was mounted on a tripod, and to avoid any movement of the image I set the timer on for 2 second. I also set my focus to manual, shot at f/22 which creates a starburst effect on the Christmas lights, ISO 100 to minimize any digital noise, and the white balance was set on Tungsten light since it was indoor. I didn’t use any flash, this left the wooden ornament deer in the first image and the Thai dancer figurines dark, and my pop up flash made them looked washed out. My solution was to use a flashlight on the subject and this seems to work for me.
To see a full Christmas tree picture from last year’s post.