Thursday, 24 December 2009
Christmas Eve, 2009
This picture is not my photograph nor my drawing -- the only claim I have to it, in fact, is that I came across it some weeks ago and saved it to my collection.
As most of you know, I have a deep feeling for trees and so I tend to collect photographs and drawings of ones I find particularly inspiring. Such is the case with this one. Supposedly, it is a photo of a tree at the edge of the woods with the moon resting just behind the top of the tree. The strong moonlight is enhanced by a clear atmosphere which appears to cause the bits of snow on the branches to sparkle like Christmas lights.
These days there is, of course, always the possibility that the scene has been "photo-shopped" especially considering how difficult it would be to take such a photo as this. So I am of the opinion that most probably, this is a daylight photo that has been worked on so that it now appears to have been taken at night. What do you think?
Tomorrow is Christmas Day and I hope that everyone who reads this blog will be having a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. I will be going to Mass tomorrow morning as the midnight one is just too crowded for a person in a wheelchair.
May the peace of Christmas be with you all.