Silent Night,Holy Night

nativity-set

This is our nativity set we purchased from Costco a few years ago, and every year I say I am going to get around to photograph it. Well  I finally set time aside to light paint the various pieces against the backdrop of our picture window as dusk set in. I am not one to combine different photos,so the window of our living room had to do as the background. The Wise men are about ten inches tall, are hand painted,and feature luxurious clothing,intricate accessories and nice facial features and the rest of the pieces are equally amazing as well. I cannot remember what we paid,but I think it was around seventy-five dollars,which I recall thinking was unbelievable for how nice they were.The Manger light is battery operated and the base was some old weathered wood I had. I am very happy with my result,but I know I have a tendency to over light everything and would get a better light painting effect if I left more areas in shadow. As an example,the figures on the left and right might look more realistic if the lantern light only lit the clothing facing the manger,but I like the clothing so much,I lit the outer sections too.To everyone who follows my blog ,May you all have a Merry Christmas and a blessed new year.

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