It is not a secret that I am against decorating houses with holiday lights. Outside. I do not care what anybody does in their homes, but outside those lights are only one thing- light pollution.
Most of people do not put much thought into those decorations and end up going overboard, so it is not tasty anymore anyway. I was wondering for a while how to photograph the holiday decorations to retain some of the atmosphere but not overload the frame (and a sensor) with too many colors and brightness. And driving from holiday shopping one evening last week I got an idea.
In this part of the country, almost all new developments are build around a small artificial pond. It always fascinate me, but this time it actually came in handy. The lights create abstract patterns of color, and freezing water on late winter night changes the texture through the image. My favorite is below.
Happy Holidays, everybody!