After the light, fluffy snow of the 28th…

…I found myself back on Rogers Avenue, clicking off shots of the glittery deer and the ornaments on the bare tree.

The doe and two fawns has a bit more shape to them, yet the glittery mirrors continued to shine.

The doe and two fawns have a bit more shape to them, yet the glittery mirrors continued to shine.

All that glisters was not silver...much of it was snow, as on this lone ornament.

All that glisters was not silver…much of it was snow, as on this lone ornament.

The only thing missing was a little sunshine, to make the snow sparkle!

The only thing missing was a little sunshine, to make the snow sparkle!

I liked the shot of the lone ornament so much, I decided to ‘play’, turning it into a black and white image, then Lassoing the color ornament and placing it over its B/W counterpart.  The leaves I Lassoed individually, and colored them with a low-opacity reddish-gold.  Turned out rather nice, didn’t it, and somewhat Oriental in feeling.

Lone Ornament, B/W with selective coloring

Lone Ornament, B/W with selective coloring

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Christmas Eve: Return to Rogers Avenue

Finding the energy to walk back over was a bit difficult, but I so wanted to see those glittery deer lit…determination won out! I bundled up and walked the three-quarters of a mile, taking many other images along the way, and when I arrived, the lovely deer were not lit! Aaargh!

Disappointed, I walked over to Howard Street, which was surprisingly quiet (wish it could always be so quiet!), and found just a few interesting spots to shoot. Carrying the tripod was cumbersome; I had to keep removing it from a shoulder bag, so I took off the camera and did some hand-helds…hard to do in low light, but they came out well.

Deciding to return home (I was freezing!), I began to walk back another route until that ‘little voice’ said, “No, go check once more!”, and I did.

Here are the results, which I thought were lovely!

Too bad the second, tiniest fawn, right below the doe's front feet, wasn't lit, too!

Too bad the second, tiniest fawn, right below the doe’s front feet, wasn’t lit, too!

The tree with ornaments picked up some street light (Ugh, sodium vapor!) and the lovely deepening blue of twilight!

The tree with ornaments picked up some street light (Ugh, sodium vapor!) and the lovely deepening blue of twilight!

Since I was there the other day, the owners added a playmate for the deer and some extra lights!

Pretty cute, huh?

Rogers Avenue Return-3But…it all would have looked much more ‘seasonal’ with a bit of an addition–SNOW!  So I created some, if only to get my wish for a White Christmas!