Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick two shots from the day.

A nice little ornament hanging by the prismatic garland we purchased last year. Just a nice, pretty, festive shot.

Pear Ornament

And another shot of my son, sitting in my lap, chewing on the first present of his first Christmas. A hard shot to centre since I was holding the camera at arm's length and aiming back at myself. Still, I like it.

Presents are for Chewing


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A little piece of summer.

Last night we had one of those lovely dense snows that coats everything with thick, clumpy crystals. It's not quite hoarfrost, but it still transforms the skeletal winter trees into dazzling white firecrackers.

Imagine my delight and surprise arriving to work today when I realized that some of the trees in my office courtyard still had deep red berries hanging from the branches. Here is a last little piece of summer hanging on in the face of inevitable winter.

Winter Berries

Sunday, December 20, 2009

First Xmas portait.

I can finally post the first portrait that I took this year. This one was sent with our gifts to family, but it's not officially a gift, they've already seen it, so there is no surprise to ruin.

I was trying to do a high-key type of picture, white background, brightly lit. However, my little dude is not capable of sitting up by himself yet, so he's lying against the white blanket we purchased as a backdrop and you get some dark shadowing from that.

Lighting here was just the 580EX II, ceiling bounced and the Stofen diffuser was used as well.

Merry Christmas from my little dude!

Merry Christmas from my little dude!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

'Tis the season to be really, really busy...

No pictures in a few weeks, well not that I can put on the blog at the moment anyhow. I've decided that a little more motivation might be in order.

Starting January 1st, I'll give a Project365 a chance, one photo a day, good or bad, posted here. It might be tricky with a baby in the house, but if I can manage 5 or 6 days a week even, I'm ahead of where I am now.

Overall I can't complain, my shutter count on the XSi is about 2,900 since I got it this summer. I'm getting my chances, and I am shooting, there is just a lull over the busy holiday season. I'll get my Xmas portraits up just after Christmas, and if I can shoot anything in the meantime, I'll be sure to post it.

Thanks for reading, I hope to make it worth your while again in the new year :D

Thursday, December 3, 2009