Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lights in the Night

Hehe, yes, this first picture isn't lights in the night, but it does have some real neat rainbow edging on the clouds above the sun, so I just had to post it. ;)

Frost Flakes!

Reflections . . .

This picture is sorta dreamy . . . it reminds me of how the Christmas tree looks on Christmas morning, when you've just woken up and dashed down to it . . . ;)

Our Christmat Wreath . . . this photo has got it all: Sparkling light, deep colors and cool shadows.
This here is a happy photographer!

Some of my favorite ornaments . . .  

 Looking at the lights, I was reminded of how beautiful they are; but they are only beautiful at night. In the daytime they aren't really worth looking at, but at night, they shine out radiantly. I was thinking how our inner light, our candle, is like that, it shines brightest when it''s darkest.

 * Merry Christmas & God Bless! *

                                                                         ~ Jenny  =) 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

*Christmas Light Bokeh*

Yes, yes, yes!
Finally...a camera that can capture the glow of Christmas lights without being blurry.

Then, of course, I couldn't wait to try out my bokeh-shape filter on my new camera . . .

And I was just all "starry-eyed" at the results! *-*

Random little clown ornament . . .

I hope y'alls are enjoyin' this season of cold, family and lights!  =)
I'll probably have more picture of Christmas lights (not in funny shapes tho, for those of you who were wondering) on houses and the tree, up soon.

God bless,  Jenny

Saturday, December 7, 2013

November Beauty // Days of Autumn 10

Usually, the word "November" doesn't bring very many pleasant connotations to mind. Usually just muddy colors and many shades of gray.
But early in November, I walked around the yard and found there many post-firework sparks leftover from October.

Perhaps somewhat oddly, I enjoy capturing the aftermath of autumn, the few leaves left hanging around, just as much as a maple tree all decked out.

I'm a rather quirky photographer.
Only I would take a photo of a small burst of grass in  lovely evening light simply because it's green, and has shadows, and a spiky texture.
= )

 As long as I capture the color, light and shadows of whatever caught my eye...I kind of have a lack of concern for the composition of said colors, light and shadows.

A Classic case of light, color, and- erm, somewhat  lacking composition. ;)

Some o' the unique shadows that caught my eye . . .
Shadows, shadows, shadows.

 I'm also notorious for shooting backlit 90% of the time, because, well, otherwise it's just boring.

Just look at the difference between the picture below:

And this one!

All the sudden the leaves glow with vibrant color, which makes them 100 times more interesting, and from this angle we get to see a neat overlapping of the leaves and their shadows! Bonus!

Also, for some reason a single oak leaf caught between the stems of this black-eyed susan- just amuses me . . . makes me smile.   = )

This's actually got some composition to stand on. And a neat perspective. And lovely color. And leaves . . .

I liked the way these branches stick out, like the spokes of a wheel . . .

This one was taken almost purely for cooooolor . . .

I love finding rainbows!

And for some reason, the rabbits that inhabit our yard must be photographed. Dunno exactly just why...but it happens anyway.

Then, out of the blue, some muted tones will grab my attention:
 Soft green, purple, orange, that stick out amid a sea of brown and gray . . . 

Or some element of repetition . . .

And then; yep, I'm back to glowy leaves, color, and shadows. =)

In this one, the contrast between the backlit-almost-orange leaves, and the light-brown leaves that are reflecting the light, against a vibrant blue sky to boot, prompted me to press the shutter.

Shadows again . . . yep, that one, amber leaf.

In this one, I was just fascinated by the rich tones of the leaves.
They aren't your usual autumn brilliance, but somewhat- aged; matured.
Instead of a plain red there's a rich ruby, instead of yellow, there's an amber sort of  gold.

In the winter, around 5 o'clock in the evening, all but one stream of light sinks behind the fence, leaving this trail through the lemon balm . . .

Apparently I'm secretly a detail person . . . 

Oh, and my other quirk; I am continually fascinated by the clouds . . . these in particular just look so smooth. Like frosting on a cake, or water rippling in the wind . . .