Tuesday, December 9, 2008

More Capitol Christmas

Stopped over at the capitol yesterday to shoot the trees and got the added bonus of snow falling outside for that extra Christmas feel.

The building really is beautifully decorated and provides great photo opportunities inside and out.

While I was looking for new angles to shoot, I decided to try an ornament closeup and apply the technique I wrote about earlier with fall leaves. I used a 30 second exposure on a tripod and carefully turned the focus ring at approximately half way through the 30 seconds. It took a couple tries, but I was happy with this one.

And then what did I spy amongst the thousands of ornaments? A photographer's tree! Along with this vintage Polaroid camera and strip of Kodak film, it is covered with many point and shoot cameras hanging from the branches. Very fun, whoever thought this up!

I'm hoping to get more Christmas pictures later this week when I'm on the road to the Festival of Lights at Wylie Park in Aberdeen and the Fort Sisseton Frontier Christmas. Crossing my fingers for snow on the ground, beautiful blue skies and not too much cold. We'll see how it goes.


Tim said...

I like the photographer's tree, but what is it hanging from the branch in that last photo. It looks vaguely familiar, but I can't quite place it.

Chad Coppess said...

Yeah, some very low-capacity memory strip I guess.