I like how you've used the blue colour of the ball between all the white, the tree almost seems black and white due to the high contrast of colour. You've done a nice job on that. As for the reflection, it might have given a niced effect if you actually moved closer with your camera ; I have done that myself (well, compare; [link] ) as you can see there, I nearly sat in the ball. That way you actually show the round form of the ball even more, which creates the effect you get 'pulled in' more. The distance you've got from the ball here, makes that as a watcher, you feel a certain distance as well. And Christmas isn't about distance. Nice idea, I really like the colours, but try it again and move closer to the ball, even if its only to see what effect that gives.