For this exercise I was required to recreate a childhood memory through photography. I had trouble deciding on a childhood memory to start with, but eventually I settled on Christmas. I remember each year helping put the decorations on the tree, it was my favourite part of the lead up to Christmas, something I looked forward too. Here is my images recreating that memory.
I wanted the lights on the tree to reflect on the decorations, I think it gives the image a warm look to it. For the second image, I used an aperture of f/22, and held the shutter open for 30 seconds in order to create the starburst effect on the lights.