One thing I love about K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Challenge is that I get to mess around with the photos.
That said, Christmas lights don’t really need all that much messing around with!
Christmas lights in a mayonnaise jar brightened slightly in Photoshop Express.Decorated Killer Whale in English Bay run through the photo app Stackables ‘Sky Glow’ formula. I find this one adds some interest to a solid black background.A star-topped ‘tree’ of Xmas lights reflected in Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park, also using ‘Sky Glow’.Xmas lights at Stanley Park’s Christmas Village run through the photo app Snapseed. Snapseed has a good selection of frames that keep their detail even when scaled up. This one holds the blackness but has a subtle white line to contain the image.Lights mixed with branches at my friend’s Christmas party, in the same frame.A red lit-up reindeer at Stanley Park’s Christmas Village, also Snapseed.Xmas Lights strung in a Rhododendron bush run through the photo app Pixlromatic.This one was done in Photoshop, a layered shot of in-focus and out-of- focus lights reflected in the windows of the building opposite.More of the Cosmic Challenge: Christmas Lights.