There is a restaurant nearby that has the coolest blue lights on the trees and bushes that surround it. I thought it would be fun to get some pictures of them. A big part of my decision to take a photo a day is to learn more about my camera. It's to take it off of automatic and switch to manual settings. It can make a huge difference.
The photo above is set on automatic. The one below semi-manual where I controlled the shutter speed. I know which one I like better!
The next three are just playing with the shutter speed and the aperture. The shutter speed gets the exposure just right and the aperture controls the size of the opening in the lens.
Too much information? That's OK...just look at the pretty blue lights. The out of focus lights in the background is called a bokeh effect. It comes from a Japanese word meaning "blurred or fuzzy". I just think it looks cool.
I like to take pictures from different angles and also like to take close-ups.
The picture below shows more of what the scene really looked like.