I read a blog post on taking Christmas bokeh shots yesterday morning, so last night before I went to work I had to get the camera out & give it a try! I am really pleased with my first attempts, and can’t wait to try some different style bokeh shots when we go out to look at lights this weekend. I couldn’t even pick just one photo, so you’ve got three. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….
The rain has finally stopped and our backyard is waterlogged! Ethan was in amongst the puddles & mud this afternoon, I love shooting reflections!
Our little girl Juno was not happy to be on the other side of the gate this afternoon when I was out the front shooting. Her eyes say a thousand words…
My boys are growing up in a totally different world to what I did, and I can only imagine what their grandparents must think! Technology is out of control, yet we don’t want to live without it and sometimes I think my 7 year old knows more than I do!! This is my modern day portrait of my boy, by the light of his iPod.
Another tree fern image tonight. I love the geometry and patterns in a fern frond. I think the black & white really emphasises it.
It was raining when I got home tonight and I needed to shoot something, so I got the tripod out and set up near the tree fern under our back verandah. I wanted to shoot one of the new curled up fronds. I finally focussed on it after getting a torch to lighten it up, then did a nice long exposure. I am really happy with the result.
Here are a couple of detail shots of my boy’s guitar. Just love the blue…
Finally, I have captured Ethy playing his guitar which I have been wanting to shoot for ages. Although the guitar is coloured an awesome blue, the photo really suits monochrome. I will post some detail images of the guitar tomorrow and show off its colour. My little musician in the making…
Still at All Saints Chapel, Woodville, this is their famous mailbox, cobwebs & all. I just love it! There are lots of little sentences all over it, this is just one of them. And I’m just loving the bokeh in the trees in the background!
This morning the boys and I ventured out into the horrific wind that is blowing right across the Hunter today, just so I could shoot this gorgeous little chapel. It is All Saints Chapel, in Woodville. It was built in 1864 and is the Hunter’s oldest non-denominational chapel. It is used a lot these days for weddings and naming ceremonies. I will post a few more images from here over the next couple of days, including their famous letterbox!