I’ve spotted something odd and interesting off to my right every evening when I’ve let Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle out to the backyard of the Little Bitty my dear wife Karen and I share in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood.
When I received the Photo 101 lesson 19 of double from Cheri, I figured it was time to take my iPad Air out to the top step and take a shot.
I knew my neighbor three doors down on the next street back presented a far-off target for iPad photography, so I zoomed in as far as my equipment allowed.
Still, my vision of two blue Christmas trees still curiously glowing in this neighbor’s house on March 25 didn’t look quite so magical in my photo edit process.
On went my waterproof mocs and off I went across the still-snow-covered lot between my house and the neighbors to the right, hugging the fence line. I got as close to that holiday spirited house as possible, my head and iPad dodging tall fences and taller trees, in quest of knowledge. And a better picture.
The ground level and proximity only blurred the subject.
Facts, however, I found.
What Karen and I have been commenting upon for more than three months is a single decoration hanging on the inside of one window. Apparently the lights are bouncing off a mirror inside our neighbor’s house and reflecting out a second window, to be seen again only from the proper angle — such as from our porch.
The situation, in this morning’s light, looks drastically different. Look hard for the triangular tree in the window facing straight toward the iPad Air.
Finally, for the rotation portion of our lesson, I offer Bob the Builder apparently taking a nap on his stroll during the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Day Parade earlier this month.
Did you think it was two real objects of light in my photos? Which of the “tree” photos is your favorite, and why? What might I have done to capture the blue light more favorably?