Sunday, December 12, 2010

Enjoying the Christmas Spirit

jessie & elfie2

*One of our favourite 'traditions' in our home is to lay on the carpet under the Christmas tree after it has been put up. In the background there usually is Christmas carols softly playing on the the stereo or one of the girls are playing on the piano. Even are fourteen year old cat gets into the action! It really invites the Christmas Spirit into our home! I love it.

I used my Nikon COOLPIX L100 on a portrait setting. I did not have to worry about a flash because there was enough nature light coming in through the windows. The camera was angled upwards so that I could play with the sun's beams that were coming in to the room. Afterwards I had some fun editing where I emphasized the gold and green in the picture. I like how Jessica's turquoise earring become one of the focal points in the snapshot!

Have some fun taking pictures of your traditions during this time of year. What kind of things can you FOCUS on ?

~ Susan}