Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Illumination.

Christmas 2011—

In bright light, the Christmas tree looks pretty enough… but somehow still awaiting its true moment.

Candlelight works its magic. The whole tree glows with a soft radiance. The light picks out the glitter of ornaments from the pools of darkness deep among the branches. The candles burn silently, yet flicker perceptibly from moment to moment. The rising air sets strands of tinsel subtly in motion, shimmering in the light. The tree is alive.

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More photos from Christmas 2011 are here, and from Christmas 2012 here.

45 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

  1. It’s a beautiful Christmas tree! And Christmas always lights our hearts :)

  2. Love the candles on the tree.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  4. I miss the lights from Christmas once it is over…thanks for bringing them back

  5. Mine is still up!!! Lovely!

  6. Beautiful Christmas Tree!!

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  8. fantastic candle lights vlad, a beautiful tree :)

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  11. I love the candles on the tree, they do bring a special illumination to it.

  12. We all love the candles of the tree.:)

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  18. Hi Vladamir,
    Happy New Year,
    What beautiful illuminations on your Christmas tree! I love old fashioned trees like yours :)

  19. A very simple Christmas tree. :)

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  21. That’s beautiful christmas tree you have there. I love Christmas trees!

  22. gorgeous!! i love looking at christmas trees :)

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  25. I grew up with real candles on our Christmas tree – always a bit of a fire hazard but creating a mood all its own. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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