After about 20-30 seconds of staring blankly at the Christmas tree I kind of came to and looked around to see if anyone had noticed. Fortunately no one was looking my way at the time, but ever since I started getting focused on photography the same thing has been happening: I go into a bit of a trance after something catches my eye and I’m trying to figure out what it is. What about this scene made me look twice? What drew me in? Should I get my camera out? In this case I did, and got this rather triumphal looking close-up of one of the ornaments on our tree.
Christmas is one of the few parts of winter that I actually look forward to. It’s my favorite time of year. The decorations, the cookies, being with my family, the smell of the tree near a roaring fire, the list goes on and on. I like to think that this picture captures a small part of that spirit. At least it did when I was gazing into the tree and dwelling on it in my mind.