How to take Christmas lights around a window in total darkness

Started Dec 27, 2012 | Questions thread
Victor Engel
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Re: How to take Christmas lights around a window in total darkness
In reply to malebocks, Dec 30, 2012

Stopping down is also helpful. Try different f-stops. The best stop depends on the shape of the aperture, but I've found sound f/8 works pretty well. The idea is to create diffraction star shapes. Even if the bulbs themselves wash out, the diffraction stars will retail the saturated color.

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