EXPOSURE INFO: Canon Powershot G10, 1/5th sec @ f/3.5, ISO 400, macro mode, 8×10″ white card camera-right reflecting Christmas tree light back onto ornament
My wife gave me this terrific ornament for Christmas yesterday – it perfectly represents the combination of whimsy, wonder and nostalgia that the holiday brings out in us.
09.12.27 UPDATE: We were awoken at 6:45 this morning by the sound of our Christmas tree toppling over. Many cherished ornaments lost. Some miraculously survived, including the robot. Cleanup was a grim task. Tree expelled from house.
EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D, 24-70 2.8L. MAIN SUBJECT: 1/125th @f/8 ISO400 and gridded 580EX camera right. BACKGROUND LIGHTS: defocussed exposure 1/125th @ f/8 ISO 400 cloned around main subject. Colored catchlight in eyes added in post.
Best wishes to everyone for a happy and safe holiday!
Exposure info: Canon 40D, 100mm 2.8 macro, 1/100th sec @ f/5.6, ISO 100
It snowed this morning, so I went to to take a few photos before sitting down to work. Never made it off the front porch.
Exposure info: Canon 40D, 50mm 1.4 lens, 1/160th @ f2.5, ISO 100, Aperture priority
Maynard, MA – We always like to have a little downtime after Thanksgiving before breaking out all the Christmas decorations, it’s bad enough that Starbucks and many other stores had their Christmas stuff out soon after Halloween. It makes it that much harder not to Scroogify or Grinchiate as you trudge your way towards December 25th.
I’m grateful that this year, we waited a full 10 days before beginning to haul all the boxes and bins out of the attic. Plus, I surprised myself, and my wife, by putting up the old-school Christmas lights again this year.
Each year, our old strings were starting to make us increasingly nervous: they were ancient and surely a fire hazard but our local hardware store still carries the same style lights along with all the flashy, trashy ones it seems everyone else puts up.
It seemed fitting that it was snowing out as I looped the glowing bulbs over the little hooks under the eaves of our front porch.