I’m still playing catch-up ball with some of the Photography 101 themes I missed last month.
Today’s make-up assignment is Triumph. We are supposed to take a photo of something that represents a triumph, and then adjust the contrast, post-processing.
I have declared victory against the ravages of time . . . for one more year.
My vintage tinsel Christmas tree (circa 1950-something) makes me happy. But it’s old and fragile. Every year when I open its box, I find my little tinsel tree has shed more and more tinsel needles. And I wonder if this is the year I’ll be putting up Charlie Brown’s Tinsel Tree.
But not this year.
I always feel a sense of triumph when my tinsel tree is up and shining. And as long as no one walks by it, touches it, or breathes on it . . . maybe it won’t drop any more tinsel needles.
I took this photo in natural sunlight this morning and then adjusted the contrast and white balance.
ISO 800 | 105mm | f/5.6 | 1/600sec