For this week's before and after photo challenge, I decided to shoot one of my latest vintage holiday finds--a pink and turquoise glass tree topper that I found while visiting my family over Thanksgiving. Little thought or preparation went into other than grabbing a bottle to balance the tree topper on and placing them on an end table in front of the tree. My first shot wasn't too bad, but I didn't like how dark the turquoise-colored recesses of the tree topper appeared, so I took a lamp off of a nearby table, rested it on my shoulder and aimed it towards my subject, and tried again:
I really like how this little change in lighting made the tree topper appear as though it was lit from within. Also, if you look really closely, you'll notice that my tree still has not been decorated--anyone else out there waiting until the last minute to finish up their holiday decorating?