January 8, 2014

Christmas Moon

The neighbor across the street from me, Mr. Farmer, has always decorated his house for Christmas. He's expanded to other holidays too—he has inflatables for pretty much every occasion. Halloween is almost bigger than Christmas in his yard. His displays draw crowds each year, and he welcomes visitors to walk across his lawn and onto his front porch to take in everything. Candy canes dangle from the branches overhead and Christmas lights cover everything. A few years ago, when I walked across the street to take in the spectacle through my camera, I looked up and saw the moon shining through the branches, surrounded by colored lights. It inspired me to capture this very different take on the standard moon photo.