I found this Christmas light-laden house in the Kenwood neighborhood of Minneapolis. Most of the bigger houses have just a few flourishes of lights, but this one really caught my eye.
See the little Christmas bear in the front yard? He’s riding a sleigh and is set on a fountain.
I shot this last picture of the Christmas bear and Christmas lights with my new f/1.4 lens at 1.4 and 1/50 second hand-held while laying on the ground. I wanted to use the shallow depth of field to get the lights out of focus on both sides of him. Not sure if it really works, but laying on the ground in the snow puts a definate time limit on a composition.
We’ve got a blizzard moving in this morning with 6 inches expected. Hopefully I’ll get out and bring home some new photos for y’all.