Monday, December 13, 2010

Picture The Holidays

I have done a lousy job of keeping up with this class - and you know what? I don't care! It is perfectly okay with me! But I thought I'd share some of the photos I've been taking, even though they don't follow the prompts in order and are quite random...

Prompt 8 - Reflecting. Played with getting reflections from the tiny ornaments on this little 2 foot table tree!
Prompt 9 - It's a Sign! This ornament is too heavy for the tree - we put it on the mantle.


Prompts 10 & 11 - Twinkle Twinkle and Shaping Up -  The twinkle prompt encouraged us to play with the tree lights and shutter drag. I did a LOT of playing! But I liked this one with the lights in the shape of question marks - which really gives me the "feel" of the anticipation surrounding Christmas season!
 While I was playing with the twinkle lights, I got this shot of the tree - which I love because of the glow bouncing off the walls behind it. Still need to get the angel up and I may try this again.
Prompt 12 - A Whole Lot of Happy - was looking for photos of smiles. I captured this one (with flash) of one of the Smores ornaments that I bought the girls two years ago.
And just for fun, here's another of the same ornament (no flash) after the photographer had a little too much egg nog!  Okay, not really - just your everyday case of camera shake! 

7 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Love the tree lights,Cheri.... you've caught some great shots during the class....and December isn't a good time to keep up with anything!!

Melissa said...

Really enjoyed seeing your photos. The tree lights reflecting on the wall and ceiling is a great shot, but my favorite is the lights looking like question marks, very unique. (I agree with your comment on my blog, you have to get on the other side of the camera more often. I've been using the timer on my quite a bit lately, but with Robbie hoem right now it's easy to just ask him to snap a photo. When we travel, I am forever asking strangers to take our photo together, usually waiters or other families that I can offer to take a photo of them all together too.)

quiltingfool said...

I miss you in the class because you inspire me. These are great shots. The open shutter thing was fun to try. I've signed up for the next class...hope to see you there. Maybe you'll have more time after the holidays.

Amy said...

Well, I think you have managed to get some good shots Cheri :-) I've been taking a few photos but not doing too much on the crafty front - apart from seasonal stuff!

Karen said...

I'm in the same boat. I have a list, I have some photos, but I've only posted a couple. Maybe I'll get some up tomorrow!

Photographing Mom said...

Beautiful photos, Cheri! I decided not to do Picture the Holidays, but have already signed up for Picture Winter. :)

Cheryl said...

Love that twinkle picture... it reminds me of the Lite Brite pegs.