Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Pictures

I've been taking pictures up a storm the past few days.  You see, I got a new camera for Christmas!  And, oh, it is a beauty!  It's a grown-up camera with a nice 18-55 mm lens and all kinds of settings that are making me extremely overwhelmed.  Everything is getting photographed, from the salt shaker to the family opening presents.

Here is some of what I've been capturing:

My brother and I lit some paper lanterns to line the driveway after an extended family Christmas gathering.
So lovely.

A yawning kitty.
The tops of the kale, photographed artistically as I was going out to grab some for a salad.
Photograph of the inside of a hornet's nest sitting in an old tree.  I've been wanting to take
this picture for so long and couldn't get up the nerve to stick my camera lens that close. 

Hazel the sheep.  My camera is speedy enough that I can get animal pictures!
The little paper lanterns.

All of this photography is making me want to check out books and books and more books about photography techniques.  I'll compile a list of favorites once I get them all read.  


  1. Lovely pictures! I am getting more and more lazy about taking (and even more, organizing) photos. But I sure appreciate it when someone else takes them.

    1. Thank you! Oh, my pictures are disgracefully organized. And, to make matters more annoying, I lost a bunch somewhere in the depths of iPhoto…so have to go find them.

  2. Love the pic of Hazel! She looks quite regal in her.... sheep blanket??

    1. Haha. It's her jacket. She's rathe prone to flinging hay all over her wool, which results in a wool-cleaning mess which results in a lower price when we sell her fleece. :)