All Tangled Up

Tangled fairy lights


“It will be as if, in place of the stars, I had given you a great number of little bells that knew how to laugh”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Life has a way of

creating little humorous incidents,

which either make you want to

scream and shout,

rant and rave,


or laugh.


I prefer to laugh if possible,

have a lark,

or a hoot.


The idea I had for the fairy lights photo,

involved a bit of dressing up.

Usually when I do something like this,

I try to do it when I can be certain of not being disturbed,

and therefore not disturbing others with my costume.

However yesterday…

I thought I had timed things well,

but just as I was in full regalia,

all tangled up,

in fairy lights,

and fantasy,

someone decided to ring the doorbell.


For a moment,

without thinking,

I hastened to answer the call…

luckily I was tethered by the lights,

which yanked me back to reality,

and the fact that I was not

suitable attired to meet and greet visitors…

or maybe it was the perfect get-up for such a thing!


Steve answered the door,

so I’ll never know if I missed an opportunity,

or was saved from disaster.


“In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars will be laughing when you look at the sky at night.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Fairy light night

5 thoughts on “All Tangled Up

  1. how is this done.. Is this light painting? If so, please elaborate on it. I am just a newbie trying new stuff, hence would like to learn.


    • I love trying new stuff too! I hadn’t considered light painting, that’s a great idea.

      These are straightforward shots. I was feeling tired and lazy, so I did it in a hurry and kept things simple. I didn’t use any lighting other than the fairy lights which I had pinned to the dress. These particular fairy lights have several settings which make the lights flicker. I used the setting which made the lights go from dim to very bright and flicker at different speeds. They’re LED lights and are very bright. Then I processed the images in Photoshop, adjusting the colour, contrast, and added a couple of Topaz Labs filters to soften the edges and blur the background which was just a white wall.

      Have fun, that’s the best ingredient in experimenting with photography and learning as you go 🙂

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