Snowy Day in the Country

December 31, 2010
I’ve passed this small barn many a time on one of the country roads by our house, but I’ve never taken the time to stop and photograph it. However, the moment we turned on the road…all I could see was an old postcard and I quickly told my husband to stop – I just love when I have a vision of the final product like that. It’s amazing how everything looks so quiet and peaceful covered in snow.ISO 100, f/5, 1/400 sec. Textures by Kim Klassen        In case you’re wondering, yesterday was wonderful and miserable at the same time. I was terribly congested...
Christmas Eve Macro

December 24, 2010
Last month, I photographed one of my new ornaments (you can see that photograph here). I’m not sure exactly what these ornaments are called, but I bought five of them to use as table decor in my dining room (you can the entire display here). Anyways…I got off work early yesterday and came home to some incredible sun. I looked just like a kid in a candy store as I wandered around our dining room (because that’s where the bulk of the light flooded in) taking pictures…including the shot below. I may actually like this shot of the ornament over the previous photo.  (ISO...
Santa Baby!

December 17, 2010
I am really enjoying all the Christmas bokeh and decoration photos that have been gracing the blogging community. So, when Tara announced that this week’s Live Every Moment photo challenge theme this week would be “decorations,” I spent a lot of time setting up a shot worthy of the challenge. For this particular shot, I wanted to capture something that would be symbolic of Christmas as well as some Christmas tree bokeh. Unfortunately, I was not pleased with my shot of Mary, Joseph and sweet little baby Jesus…but I do love this Santa tree topper. The key to setting up...
O’ Christmas Tree!

December 10, 2010
I think I mentioned last week that I love my mom’s new tree. For many years, she’d bring out all of our handmade ornaments and load our ginormous Christmas tree down with every last ornament until it effectively leaned. Of course, then we would put bricks, can drinks, etc under the tree skirt hoping it would weigh it down enough not to topple over. Last year, I gave my mom a “Dr. Seuss” tree. It was once MY “Dr. Seuss” tree. You know the ones…lime green, crooked, very few branches… Well, she really enjoyed having that INSTEAD of the over-sized...