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Christmas Reflections | by Chris O'Brien - Ellipsis-Imagery
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Christmas Reflections

My first Christmas image for the year! This is a reflection of the Christmas tree at the Hancock Center in Chicago. It was raining and my wife and I were waiting at the entrance of the Hancock center watching people coming through. They would quickly stop in front of the tree for a memorable snapshot then dart in out of the rain.

 

The lights reflected beautifully off of the granite sidewalk and I wanted to try and get a shot of people stepping through the little puddle. After quite a few tries, it was clear that if I got the Christmas lights to look the way I wanted, the people would just be a blur. After a while I just decided to focus on the light.

This was the best of the group.

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Taken on November 24, 2009