The End of Xmas

It has been a Christmas tradition for me for almost every year since I got my first DSLR to take a photograph on the theme of The End of Xmas. I can’t say I’ve been particularly experimental on the theme in the past; just about every one has been little more than a discarded tree ornament lying on the floor, often amongst a bed of pine needles.

To be honest, this year’s End of Xmas photo was going to be very much along the same lines, After we had dismantled the tree and thrown it out of the window (honestly the best way of getting it out of our flat without getting pine needles everywhere) I picked the ornament I wanted to use and laid it on the floor and took a few shots, before taking the tree out to the bin. And that was when it occurred to me to try something a bit different to represent the idea of Christmas ending. Still using the 50mm f/1.4 I rented over the break, I took a shot of the tree at its undignified end.

1/200sec, f/1.4, ISO 250, 50mm
1/200sec, f/1.4, ISO 250, 50mm

I’m not completely disappointed with the original (yet unoriginal) image I took for the theme this year, it’s just the same as every image I’ve previously done.

1/80sec, f/1.4, ISO 1600, 50mm
1/80sec, f/1.4, ISO 1600, 50mm

If you want a bit of a more creative take on the concept of Christmas ending, check out the Neophyte Photographer who did some wonderful images, or check out the compilation of End of Xmas images I posted last year.

Back to work everybody.

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