This shot was totally luck. The object in the foreground is an arrangement of decorative christmas balls. The blue in the background is from a strand of christmas lights that hung about 20 feet away. I had intended to create the depth you see in the shot when taking it, but that it came out this well was totally luck. What happened…and was totally unforeseen…was that the camera lens captured the light reflecting off the balls as a very warm glow. So, instead of just the normal everyday Depth of Field or Bokeh blurriness, I get this sparkling/glowing treasure. Once on the computer, I bumped up the contrast and saturation a little.

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