We were blessed with a wonderful Christmas holiday. We got to see Terry’s mom, dad and grandmother, as well as my mom. We enjoyed a lot of good food, too! I hope to share some photos of all of that soon. Before we took the tree down, I wanted to try to capture some photos with a nice bokeh, or blur, in the background. I found a helpful article online on how to do this. I practiced first using little ornaments from the tree.

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This is an ornament I bought at Mount Vernon last summer. We had a great time there, and this was a great souvenir. I love the blurry lights in the background.

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Here’s the other side of that same ornament.

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When I was about 12 years old, I baked chocolate chip cookies all the time! My aunt bought this Hallmark ornament for me then. I’ve had it a loooong time! 🙂

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I practiced some with Laci. My lights weren’t quite large enough to show up a lot, but I liked the effect. Of course, I think she always looks great. 🙂

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This is my favorite of the blur of the lights! I love Snoopy, too.

I still have so much to learn about my camera and about photography in general. I never plan to have a business or anything, but I do want to learn to take good pictures of my children and other family members. Terry bought me a zoom lens for my Nikon for Christmas, so I now have a new “toy” to play with!  (And to learn about!)

Thanks for reading!

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2 thoughts on “Christmas Photography

  1. Carolyn Courtney says:

    Love the pictures, especially the one of Laci!
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    1. Thank you! It was hard to get a photo of a person, because the lights barely showed up. Next year, I’ll try to have a larger display somehow.

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