A giant blue Christmas tree is erected every holiday season in Fort Collins. It is located near the First Presbyterian Church just west of College Avenue, and it is a real eye-catcher. The tree is placed there to serve as a fund-raiser for Realities for Children, a local non-profit charity. Janet, Annalee (our 6-year-old granddaughter) and I attended the annual lighting of the tree, and I came back a few days later to photograph more of the tree. The first photo shows the tree in a traditional presentation. The drum-like structures high inside the tree have photographs of children helped by the program. The second photo shows a less-traditional view. I was permitted to crawl inside the tree and direct my camera upward to capture the tent-like effect of the lights. The third photograph shows the effect of rotating my camera to create a vortex-like effect. This photo was accomplished by directing the camera upward, slowing the shutter speed to 25 seconds by using a low ISO and 1/20 aperture plus a 4X neutral density filter. During the 25 second exposure, the camera was rotated 360 degrees horizontally. The fourth photo was created exactly the same, using a slightly different angle.