Christmas Cliché

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    Week 44, Assignment 2 for Take A Class With Dave and Dave.

    Deck the Halls. Make an image of a homemade Christmas Decoration Cliché. Don’t use a store bought one, someone else may own the copyright! I’ll name the most cliché, but don’t feel that rules it out – Holly! What else can you show us that people generally associate with Xmas decorations?

    What is more cliché when it comes to Christmas Decorations than the lights. Sure, they themselves aren't homemade, but what you do with them is.

    I had a lot of fun taking these shots, but I have to say that the lights themselves get pretty damn hot......painfully so, but I am really liking the shots I got so it was worth the pain. I think I'm going to have some fun with these lights over the next month or so.

    Normally I wouldn't have started with the lights until at least after Thanksgiving, but Dave chose the assignment for this week so out they came.

    Why is it that no matter how carefully you put them away that when you pull them out a year later they are always a tangled mess?

    I took a bunch for this assignment which can be seen here:

    It's The Same Thing Every Year
    Knot Going Well
    Enough Of This
    Ball Of Light

    Wow, this shot got posted in an article over at the Digital Photography School Blog.

    lrayholly, KatColorado, evaxebra, and 206 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Cayusa 78 months ago | reply

      @ everyone, Thanks!

      Yeah, but without a battery pack, my mobility is severely limited. I could just get a really really really really long extension cord though.

    2. AZso 77 months ago | reply

      Hi, grats for the picture! I would ask your permission to use this picture to my xmas-card on my blog. My version is here:
      Happy Christmas!

    3. Cayusa 77 months ago | reply

      As long as you give m the photo credit on the blog like you did on your Flickr Page, I'm cool with it.

    4. AZso 77 months ago | reply

      Thanks, I will do it as you requested. Happy Holidays! :-D

    5. Krypto 77 months ago | reply

      nicely lit - the black background really makes it. Thanks for using a CC license - I've used and linked to this image on my blog's advent calendar, hope that's ok!

    6. Spherical Me 77 months ago | reply

      I just love the expression on your face! That says "ouch!" Ha ha....great shot!!

    7. ~*THAT KID RICH*~ (BUSY) 77 months ago | reply

      **NuFF SAID!!!! AweSomE SHoT!!!**

    8. VIAINA 66 months ago | reply

      This is a wonderful XMAS ART.
      We would be happy if you add it to our pool

      XMAS ART

    9. yewenyi 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Views 002048+, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. SANDIMASS 65 months ago | reply

      ahah very nice

    11. karkardream 65 months ago | reply

      ohh no...i love it so much!

    12. LotusFly Photography (Shawna Schwalenberg) 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wrapped in Lights, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. draganche 39 months ago | reply

      I love christmas lights, great shoot :)

    14. Megan Meza 29 months ago | reply

      one of the best "tangled in christmas lights" shots ive ever seen! any tips for this shot? i always struggle when trying to do this!!

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