I had plans for this photo.
But they involved me crocheting a bunch of small dino & clone sized santa hats at some point in the last 11 months and well…that never happened.
So I thought – why not bokeh? why not wrap everyone in colored lights in the dark and bokeh away?
Well…because this is me we’re talking about & while I understand the concept of bokeh & even from time to time manage to produce it, this particular idea was really beyond my abilities.
Not that that stopped me from trying.
First I set up in the bathroom, because that is the only place I am guaranteed undisturbed darkness.
Then I thought it would be neat to wrap Nigel Marvin in lights & have the Clones & smaller dinos holding the light strings.
Nigel Marvin is the large stuffed dino for those of you without a scorecard at home.
ok so far so good, lets turn out the lights
yeah… not really what I had in mind. Not dark enough, the little guys are too hard to see….
Slightly better but it looks like an American Idol set now. Or maybe Burning Man.
Maybe we should leave Nigel Marvin out of this & just focus on the smaller guys
The dark background should help right?
Seems sort of disco now… Not bad really but not what I was looking for, more like a rave. Perhaps another angle.
This is like something out of a rock concert.
“And now..Preeeeeesenting….T-REX AND THE CLONES!!!!”
Kinda cool but doesn’t really scream Christmas to me.
Perhaps it is time to admit defeat on the dramatic lighting and go back to what I know.
Ok. Everyone is in focus, everyone is looking at the camera, the tree lights are all bokeh-y (if that is the word) but it too just doesn’t say Christmas to me.
It needs something.
Possibly crocheted Santa hats.
I’ll have to think about it.