Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tree Lighting

I went to the tree lighting in Rockefeller Center last night.
I had time to spare so I found some paper and made pretty filters!
I wish christmas trees always looked like this!

47 comments:

Paula said...

that's absolutely gorgeous and magical! how did you do it?

Martine said...

I LOVE your blogg, it makes me happy:)

How did you make the stars and the hearts??

Merry Chritsmas!

Sandra. (: said...

Wow. This is just amazing. (:

I love your photography and creativity. n_n

xx
Sandra

Jamie said...

SOOOO freakin' gorgeous!!!!!! (Our Christmas tree broke and fell over last nite. There's quite the funny story on my blog about it.) ;)

This is the prettiest post my eyes have seen in awhile!

colormekatie said...

To make the shapes just take some black paper, cut a shape in the middle of it and then put it over your lens. You have to purposely shoot out of focus to see the lights change shape and I think it works better when you have a lens with a wide aperture. I shot these with my 85mm 1.2 =)

Jennywenny said...

oooooooo!

Vera said...

sigh... xo.

Paula said...

awsome! thanks! you really are fantastic!!

raquel said...

You're awesome.

CountessLaurie said...

I simply adore your blog. Every time I read it, I smile or laugh out loud. Every. single. time.

Emily said...

Oh Katie, this is just beautiful and full of the Christmas spirit! Thank you so much for sharing!! xoxo

Spiralstyle said...

How cool!

Glamour Diaries said...

Cute photos!!
I just love your filters :)

{Ginny and Paul} said...

Ooh, this is so gorgeous! I'm going to try it. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent!

Maddie said...

these are beautiful! you are so creative :) looks like a fun place to be for the holidays!

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

Oh man, I am off to try it! Love your blog. You should be on TV. So we could get a weekly fix! :)

Lauren @ In Her Two Shoes said...

That could not be cooler!! I'd love to hear more about how to do make similar filters.

Hundewanderer said...

Ohhhh, love the tree with hearts... hugs from HW

Hope said...

Thanks for posting - lovely!

Shawn said...

Fantastic pics and filters! I'm inspired to hit Midtown again for more holiday pics.

Lelia_anne said...

Katie! We did the same exact thing last night! I even did little heart filters!

H to the izzo said...

Great colors and photos. Love your filters. Saved some for my desktop.

freshlivingnow said...

Beautiful!!

Kara said...

OMG, love this so much.

samantha ezra. said...

oh wow! i need to try this sometime.

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Catherine said...

That is so amazing ~ thanks for sharing how you did it! Good stuff!

RUBIA ARGYI said...

めっちゃかわいい!
I like it!

stephanie said...

oooooh LOVE it!! so beautiful!

Lizzie said...

OMG! Your photos are amazing! Quite breathtaking. I could only imagine the experience of being there. Wow!

Anonymous said...

I'm french (sorry for my english) Just wanted to say that I Looooooooooooooove Ur blog it's amazing everytime, and just a question, What kind of camera do U have?

Maria said...

Awww I {heart} beautiful Bokeh photography and I {heart} Christmas! What a spectacular tree!
Where's your tree and Christmas decorations? I'd love to see them!

narumi muraguchi said...

I love Christmas tree so much! I wish I have a camera like you;D

Hayley said...

that is magical. i went to the city the weekend before they lit the tree, so i saw them putting it up, but i wish i saw it lit!

jennifer lorton said...

How grand and glorious. The filters are beautiful.

Francesca said...

Oh, I love the heart leaves. :)

Liz said...

I always look at the pictures on your blog with my 3 year old son. He especially loved the star tree. He told me it looked yummy.

colormekatie said...

awww that's so cute!!

Bakkanekko said...

wow! those are beautiful pictures *__*

Dominica said...

that's so cool ....love the heart-shaped tree the best !!

Susan said...

Beautiful! You are so inventive. Always great fun to check in on your blog. Be well.

Debbie B. said...

I loove your blog! happy, creative, colorful!! Thanks for the smiles you put on my face!!

Dylana said...

I love winter!

Lovely blog!

colormenana.blogspot.com

Amy said...

So pretty! I love the tree with the bokeh filters, a great idea.

Carlita said...

i tried this and it was so great! i'm going to practice more to get better shots like yours.. but thanks for the idea! brilliant.

Nahl said...

this is sooo cute!

Nani said...

I want a Xmas tree like that one :) Please teach me how to make those filters!

Soraya said...

I did that here!
I had troubles in the beginning because my lens doesn't have a wide aperture (only f/5.6) =(
But I cut the heart shape really really small, so it could 'cover' the light dot. It worked (not so great, though):
http://tinyurl.com/xmaslight
http://tinyurl.com/ycqj8j5

Happy New Year!!