No, I did not get a strobe light for Christmas this year. All that errant flashing emanating from within my house has originated from my new camera…my precious…
Due to an excess of lounging around on my bum, copious amounts of wine, M&Ms, and Eggnog, and a wacky sleep schedule which finds my bedtime at 2:00 AM, my normal blogging activities will resume once I’ve detoxed my body and mind from Christmas break (of course, then there’s the New Year’s Eve detox, so who knows how long that will take).
Without further ado, I present a taste of things to come from me and my camera. I’ve edited a few of these with Picasa software, as per many suggestions from my loyal commenters. I only feel it right to name my camera…we’ve bonded. While I think up names, I hope you enjoy the photos. Rocco? Guido? Eugene? Phil?…
Ornament from my first Christmas tree
Using the “glow” feature from Picasa
Bailey usually never sits still long enough to take these photos.
Decorations that have been in my family for years.
Family Christmas tree at home.
My “room” at home, taken using a Color Accent feature.
Bailey met a new friend.
Sitting by the fireplace, enjoying the warmth.
Another shot taken with color adjustments.
Playing around with glow and focus features.
Christmas Eve service at church.
And now, for a special Post-Christmas Prayer, from my apartment to yours:
I pray that you may recover from all food-induced comas. I pray that in-laws leave hastily without any tears shed. I pray that all underpants lost during drinking sessions can be recovered. I pray all subsequent nude photos taken without said underpants can be destroyed. I pray you all find comfort in your “fat” sweat pants and refuse to diet until the new year. I pray all ugly sweaters are returnable and all empty beer cans refundable. But on top of everything, I pray that the best memories you create during the holiday season may be equally as humiliating as they are photographable…
Hoping your holidays hit a high note! Merry Christmas!