Photography: Playing with Lights (Part #1)

I don’t exactly know why – but for some reason I am always drawn to seeing things differently.  I really enjoy being in that space, however – no matter that others don’t always understand what I see.  It’s just me.

 

The other day we went to the gardens late in the day and they are starting to do their show of lights each night.  We got a sneak preview – considering the sun goes down quite early now.  I am going to assume my husband thought I wouldn’t find much to photography – but I stumbled upon something that intrigued me.  First of all, you have the light of the sun going down and add to that lights on the trees, and my mishandling of the camera :-).  One misstep (yes, many of my favorite things start as mistakes) and I was hooked.

 

As always – I love to share what I have come up with (no matter how crazy you might think I am for doing this).  I guess I just like taking chances, but I find there is great beauty in taking that risk.  For me, I could probably stare at these images all day…

 

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41 Comments Add yours

  1. Bokeh makes for some amazing shots! I also stumbled on Christmas light bokeh by accident, and loved it. Great shots!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Could not agree more 🙂 Some accidents are better than what we started with. Excellent!

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  2. Sergi Ortega says:

    Excellent!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much!

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  3. grayscapturedmoments says:

    I totally get you! I think the same way! Great post!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you so much!

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  4. jachymtichy says:

    I really love these!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      So glad you do! I keep hoping we will go back out there soon.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much. 🙂

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  5. jerjerkimphotography says:

    beautiful photos 🙂

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much!

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  6. Sumyanna, these are some gorgeous pictures! I love how you truly were seeing things differently. Just like you, I used to squint so that the lights would give this effect. Therefore, whenever a camera is trying to capture light but is out of focus, I simply love it. I am definitely going to make an effort to take pictures like these soon!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Oh that is fabulous! Yes – what is funny is that an accident made me realize I could do this. Aren’t accidents just wonderful? Sometimes they lead you to the neatest things!

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      1. That is so true! Sometimes accidents have the best outcomes. Did you know that the microwave was an accidental invention?

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        1. Sumyanna says:

          Yes, I had actually read that somewhere. Pretty neat to think how many things have evolved because of accidents. 🙂

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  7. sofiapeltola says:

    How cool photos! I like especially the first one. Welcome to check out my photography blog as well. 🙂 Have a nice week!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you. I will 🙂

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      So glad you liked them 🙂

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  8. elmdyck says:

    So pretty😻😻

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  9. I love this and tweeted it on @bakeandwrite

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you so much! Cool 🙂

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you so much!

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  10. I love how you see things. (to a great extent, that’s how lights appear to me every day. Still, it adds a special quality to christmas lights.) And I happen to love how you see things, it hints at what could be can be and moves beyond what is. You can’t go wrong with that!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      I actually remember being younger and squinting to see them this way. I just find the colors, the shadows, and the traces of trees so lovely. I could have stayed all day taking photos ☺

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      1. I’m thrilled you shared, cause I love those pictures. It’s how I see due to my sight, but it makes Christmas Lights, indeed all lights prettier. I have always been drawn to these types of pictures.

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        1. Sumyanna says:

          Has your sight always been like that or is it something you grew into? I only ask as even now I have started to need to wear glasses – it takes getting used to. To me, I find it beautiful but I am also sure it may be frustrating if you want to see it the way it is and you cannot. However – sometimes I have found that seeing things as they are is limiting, if that makes sense 🙂 So very glad you enjoyed these – I do have more 🙂

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          1. Can’t wait to see more. I had a work place accident,this is my vision ever since surgery would have meant losing both eyes. And unfortunately getting worse. It is what it is, but it makes christmas pretty

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          2. Sumyanna says:

            So sorry to hear that. I know it must not be easy – but I do agree, I love it when the lights look this way. It is a dazzling display 🙂

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