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...
Moody Skies

December 02, 2010
The skies have been rather moody lately…must be the change of seasons. No worries…just another opportunity to point my camera at the sky. I really wanted to capture the silhouette of the tree against the sky to create a nice contrast. I’m linking up with Lens Art: Value/Contrast, Foto Friday: Texture, Show Off Your Shot at “and then she snapped,” and SkyWatch Friday.