Merry Christmas from professional photographer Scott Holstein!
I took landscape photos of this single Christmas tree shining with lights in a sea of trees on a tree farm in Havana, Florida for the cover of Tallahassee magazine. After I picked the best tree and chose my composition, creative director Larry Davidson and designer Saige Roberts styled it by decorating it with Christmas lights powered by a generator that we hauled on location. I shot at dusk to get a proper exposure so the glow of the Christmas lights stood out in relation to the darker, unlit evergreens in the foreground and background. I used a tripod for the slow shutter speed – this image was a 2-second exposure. To get the high angle, the tripod was set up on the back of my Jeep while I stood on a ladder next to it.
May your holidays brightly shine this season!