The holiday is full upon us and what better way to spend it than clicking away with the camera at whatever happens to cross your path? The first batch of random Christmas photos is in and can be found in this Picasa Album for those uninterested in my random commentary.
I’m fairly certain that the tree didn’t look quite so barren until the cats got to it… anyone have any tips for keeping the cats out of the Christmas tree?
My favorite ornament on the tree this year.
I took (and kept) two versions of the nut photo and am frankly a bit torn on which I prefer. I think I lean 1% towards this low depth-of-field version. Magic of carrying a tripod around your fiancee’s house I suppose…
If you’ve read this blog at all, you know I love a great candid shot…
From this perspective, the toffee looks more geological than gastronomical.
What’s Christmas without a cookie or 50?
I’m not sure cats go with Christmas but do you have any idea how insanely difficult it is to get a decent photo of a black cat? If the soft-fuzzy exteriors don’t screw with your auto-focus then they’ll move while you’re trying to figure out how to properly light something that’s so pitch black.
This little fluffy guy… yeah, again, just chance placement as my daughter left him askew on the sofa. He looks like a cast-off Easter remnant. I couldn’t fail to get a fairly decent shot of him. When I saw him there I was struck by the need to not touch or modify a thing. The moment is here as it really was. I wonder what Christmas will mean for this toy as her current favorite? I suspect his days are numbered.
A few nights ago, I was out shooting at night in Zionsville when I was directed by a passer-by to go find the gazebo in the park. Not 100% happy with the results but I do like the many-pointed stars that the lights turned into in the perspective shot.
And the Advent calendar tells us…. it’s just one day away…