Friday, December 16, 2011

The Secret

The secret has been discovered...

What?! Too much?

Awwww, you gals made my day. I knew that you were highly suggestible. I'm including a short list of starry, starry trees so that you may check them out. 

Again in comments, Donna gave a link to *this blog* for another take on starry lights. It requires a tripod and intimate knowledge of your camera. I have a tripod, but know less than zip about my camera just now.

Here's that list:

I'm missing somebody...is it you? If so, let me know and I'll add yours. (I know that there's an easier way. My gadget for adding the link backs to a post are no longer working correctly.)

My secret? Well there are some things that a gal just has to keep to herself. I know that you'll be happy about that! (One thing we don't need is to see this replicated across Blogdom.)

An excellent Friday to you...

35 comments:

  1. I love it! Of course I'll be singing "Starry, Starry Night" the rest of the day now that I have stars in my eyes. =)

    Margaret

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  2. You are way to much fun, Vee. Thanks for sharing, now I must check the the trees out. No way is yours to much. perfect!
    Enjoy your day.
    Sue

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  3. I think you're wise to keep this secret... Let's just keep it special. Have you seen the little 3-d glasses you can buy that make the lights look like snowmen when you look at the tree... or Christmas lights... or headlights...? Really fun!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  4. You are such a tease! Now I am going to have to see if I can figure your trick out, but that will have to be after I wash the dishes, bake cookies, meet my SIL at the mall and exchange boxes of gifts (he is taking them home, so I don't have to mail them), wrap the grands gifts. Hummm, now what was I going to do?

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  5. The stars on your tree are magical! I think you're having lots of fun with your new camera.

    Thanks for sharing the other links. I'm trying to figure out how you (they) have time to create such fantastic blogs and still do so many crafts/projects. How about sharing your secret?

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  6. Now you have me wanting my tree up now so I can practice those twinkly lights! Looks great. Have a joyful weekend!

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  7. Your picture is way better than mine. But it is fun to try new things, isn't it? Your tree is beautiful. Thanks for the invitation; you never know!
    Debbie

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  8. Ahem...Don't you think you should share your trick with me at least?

    I have a feeling it isn't a "dumb fun" method though. Still, I'd like to know!

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  9. WOW! That is amazing! I wish I had time to play with photos today...but I don't have any sparkly lights to twinkle! lol I'll go look at the other links and feel more sparkly! ♥♥♥

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  10. Perfect! Everywhere yesterday I saw people taking pictures through a strainer! LOL!

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  11. I have not had an extra minute to try the strainer photo idea but I am going to. Love the effect in your photo. Happy Friday!

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  12. It's beautiful! I love it! :)

    ((Hugs))
    Laura

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  13. That turned out beautifully. Great job.

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  14. Hi Vee!

    I love how it turned out!! I have to say that it looks just like a professional picture - pretty enough to be in a fancy magazine! Soooo pretty... :0)

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  15. Oh, Vee!
    Now THOSE are stars! Just glorious! I see I must follow more of your tips/links!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  16. Its nice not having to put in a word verification when commenting, im verification free as well. Richard

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  17. I ran and got my new camera to try this and the battery went dead. Guess that's a hint that I should be doing something else. Thanks for the tip though!
    Hugs,
    Cathie

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  18. Now that is SOME twinkle! I cannot even imagine what you used to make such ginormous rays of light! Fun! :-D

    This week has been busy, busy. But I am looking ahead to next week, with fewer things on the calendar, fewer things to do, more time to relax and enjoy. I am even planning a few tea times with friends. Maybe I'll have time to experiment with my own camera (which is not at all new, but I still don't know all that much about it) and see if I can make some twinkles of my own.

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  19. Haha, you probably added them in with picnik! You CHEATED! LOL! If you can at least set your camera on aperture mode and then select a high f stop number, you can also get a respectable twinkle without use of a tripod. Hey, you CAN do it! Here's another link from a pro buddy that I follow on twitter.

    http://kentweakley.com/blog/add-starburst-effects-photos-video/

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  20. Now, those are 'starry' lights! I don't know how you did it but it looks great!

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  21. Well...you definitely have the starry lights figured out! Which is more than I can say. One of these days I'll carve out a little time to play...and see if I can figure it out.

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  22. I am enjoying so many tress vicariously this year..and the diamond sparkle on yours is delightful!

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  23. Thank you Vee, What a wonderful tip. Your tree looks amazing twinkle, twinkle, starburst.

    I can't wait to try this. By the way, I haven't had time to participate, but Kim Klassen is having a 12 days of Christmas giveaways, including textures, tips and brushes.

    Have a wonderful evening. Your blog posts have been spectacular!

    Karen

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  24. Oh I do like your starry lights. Some secrets are just fun to keep.

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  25. Your white starry lights look so bright - thanks for the tip - i may experiment tomorrow. we just got our tree up and I'm going to wait til tomorrow to make some adjustments and then take some pictures. I will check out your list now - Thanks Vee!

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  26. I just love your starry tree! Now if I can just figure out a way to get you to give up your secret to creating these fantastic stars....hmmmm. Picnik or Photoscape?? Okay, I'd keep it a secret, too. :D

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  27. I do believe that is "Photo-Shopping"! -grin-

    "Close by the jolly fire I sit
    To warm my frozen bones a bit.

    ~~Robt. Louis Stevenson

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  28. So pretty, I have such a lot to learn still about photography!

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  29. Oh how pretty...you always inspire me to learn more...this is beautiful

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  30. Ok, I gotta try this...I know, 50 thousand bloggers trying it...but I just gotta!!!

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  31. I don't know what you did, but it looks great!

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  32. hahaaa...I so love your sense of humor, Vee.

    Now, I don't have a tree with those sparkles but if you will go look at my popover post, you will see a sparkling POPOVER...(most likely came from where your stars did):))

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  33. I love your pictures....the sparkly lights are mesmerizing....
    I'm so behind on reading blogs...I've gotta come back and see what trouble you've been into....(what a sentence....)

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  34. Hi Vee!

    Just stopped by to wish you & John a Very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years!

    Blessings to you and yours, Sherry

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