Angel Ornament and Starbursts

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”  —Luke 2:8-12

I saw an angel ornament on Pinterest but couldn’t find the same supplies at a local craft store, so I bought what I could find and created this ornament.  Using a long ornament hanging wire, I created the halo and hook.  I later added a bit of feather, which I really like, and you can see in the bottom photo.

IMG_1780 angel.ornament.snow_smw

Remembering an article I’d read over a week ago about creating a starburst affect by using a narrow aperture, I decided to try it, and this is the result.  I’d forgotten about using a wider focal length, so I used my 100mm macro, but set the aperture at f/22.  I love starbursts and sunbursts!  Can’t wait to try it again on a nighttime scene.

IMG_1791 angel.starburst_smw

Canon EOS 40D; EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM set at f/22

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4 thoughts on “Angel Ornament and Starbursts

  1. The Angel on the Tree

    On a tree hung with love
    An angel kept watch
    Over home and of hearth

    Star burst surrounds
    Its silent vigil
    While busy hands prepare

    For the coming celebration
    Announced so many years ago
    By other angels
    RCBell © 2013

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