So, y’all have heard of a Classy/Trashy Tree, right? This is a term that I keep hearing about from my friends out there in the blogworld, so I’m joining in this year. I’ve got my classy tree set up downstairs in the sun room.
Here it is at night, which you might have already seen over in my Chistmas tree photography post.
Look at this silly dude.
I used another new night time technique to get sparkling photo of my tree this year. It resulted in a starburst effect on every light. Very cool. I cranked the shutter speed down as loooooow as it would go, set the ISO at 100 and the aperture at f/9 so it would all be in focus. Then I set up the tripod, set the camera on the self timer mode so my shaky finger wouldn’t cause a blur, hit the button and stood back and waited for the result. It took a loooong time for the photo to snap, but when it did the result was a starburst pattern on every bulb. Thanks to pinterest for leading me to It Works For Bobbi Blog. It’s a great effect on a tree, don’t you think?
So now that you’ve seen the classy tree, let’s move upstairs to the trashy tree. This crazy kid is sitting on my balcony. I scored this tree on sale at Old Time Pottery’s Black Friday sale for $39.99!
Can’t get much cheaper than that for a six foot tree.
And I even got this crazy kid to sit in front of it for another photo op! Appropriate that he was wearing his Animal shirt for this pic.
This is where I put all of my kissing fish and other funky fun Christmas ornaments. I have this ginormous collection of Katherine’s kissing fish that I’ve purchased or been gifted since 1999. I’m hovering around the 40ish mark on kissing fish, I believe. It was time for the fish to get their own place.
I even have a pink flamingo on the trashy tree. And of course, no trashy tree is complete with a set of silver bullet trailer string lights.
I like my trees just a little on the trashy side.
So there you go, my classy / trashy tree pics!
Linking up to these great parties:
Thrifty Decor Chick Christmas Tree Party