My wife and I decided to do a DIY Christmas card this year. Our idea was to find a little pine tree (Charlie Brown like) nestled in some snow covered pines, and then to dress it up with some battery-powered LED lights.
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my wife on light duty - 3200 iso, GXR 50mm, no NR
We struggled to find a small pine (prime deer food I guess) with a nice backdrop. This little tree, though, was a good match for the number of lights we had.
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This is what we ended up with after a 5x7 crop and some edits in Color Efex 4:
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Not exactly what I was thinking going in (thought we would be able to find a tree with a better background), but still a fun experience.