QUICK try at twinkle lights (drawing of set up added)

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QUICK try at twinkle lights (drawing of set up added)

I threw the only green blanket I could find (had to use green b/c I only had one strand of lights on WHITE cords) over my kitchen table, pulled it into living room in front of window (cloudy day, hince not the great lighting) and snapped these of my babies. It was a tight fit, which is why I two separate pics... CC if you would like. These were taken with my speedlight & 50mm 1.8

1. 1/160, ISO-640, f/2.8

2. same except f/3.2

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Sadie, these are cute!

For cc, I would just say that DS's eyes seem a little dark...Ruthie seems to have a little light in hers...can't tell if it was just the lighting situation or a little heavy on the contrast on his pic, though.

Honestly, I am just jealous of these. I tried to do a set up and I am not sure if I don't have my settings right or what, but epic fail!!!

I think these are adorable! Could we see them in color just foe the fun of it?

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Really nice work, Sadie! I love them!

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I agree that they eyes are a little dark, but I think you did a great job! Maybe you could get a white sheet or something to reflect some light back into their eyes. I actually quite like the dark background instead of the white. I think it makes the lights stand out really nicely.

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I really like them too except I noticed right away that there isn't any light in their eyes. I like the dark bg too and I think I will have to use dark too if I do this. I tried a setup this afternoon but need to set it up at an angle to get more space between her and the lights and between her and my 50mm. Otherwise I can get just as neat twinkle bokeh from my tree like I did last Christmas.

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Ok, thanks ladies. I will try again on a sunnier day. It was just a super cloudy day and I just wanted to give it a try. They were directly looking at a window, so that tells you how cloudy it was.

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I think these are really cute! Do you have a picture that shows the setup? I would love to try this with the girls.

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This was my set up. I bounched the flash off the windows in the drawing. Sorry I didn't get a real pick, hope this helps some...

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This is very helpful! Thanks! I am going to attempt to give this a try this Saturday. I don't have enough room with good lighting in my house, so I may attempt to do it outside since it isn't suppose to rain.

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That's the same setup I had when I used my tree lights as bokeh for Eva's pics last year. Tree lights, 3-4 feet of space, Eva, 3-4 feet of space, me, windows.