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Wyf picked up some new glass ornaments for the tree the other day. Mr. Observant didn't notice until this morning, but having noticed I then proceeded to shoot them.

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Feel free to post your own, I know there's some cool ornaments hanging on trees out there!
 

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It was a battle to get her to wait until the day after Thanksgiving. Usually she's not in this big of a hurry. [shrug]

I look forward to yours & others shots. :)
 

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Some of ours

Some of the decor around my house.

Tree ornaments

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Baby Jesus by tree light

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Fiber optic angel that changes colors

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Wreath on our door

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Cool shots. Really like the angels.
Thanks, probably my favorite decoration.

Here are a few more.

Shot with my new Tokina 23-70mm at ISO 1600-3200

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We put our christmas decoration last week... I'll take some pictures...

Nice shots!
 

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We're not celebrating Christmas this year, I might take some pics of other people's christmas decor.
 

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Me and missus are not celebrating christmas due to unfortunate events in both our families, but other than that Christmas down here is pretty much the same as everywhere else, the only main difference is instead of cold it's hot, it's a bit odd at times since most christmas icons revolve around winter, like snow, snowmen, etc.. probably less here in Melbourne though as it is cool here almost all year round.
 

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Me and missus are not celebrating christmas due to unfortunate events in both our families, but other than that Christmas down here is pretty much the same as everywhere else, the only main difference is instead of cold it's hot, it's a bit odd at times since most christmas icons revolve around winter, like snow, snowmen, etc.. probably less here in Melbourne though as it is cool here almost all year round.
My mother-in-law spent Christmas in Australia a few years ago and has pictures of them on a beach. Here in Phoenix it can get warm, in the 70's-80's during Christmas time, but that is our winter time. I can't imagine Christmas in our summer when it is 100+.

Sorry to hear about the family misfortunes. I know it must be difficult, but there is a Spirit that is different during Christmas. Hopefully you can feel a bit of that Spirit. God bless.
 

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@ Dave

Thank you very much.

Anyways! I'll try to find some christmas lights that's uniquely Australian (it's gonna be a challenge believe me).

Usually the temp range for Christmas here is between 23 - 27 C (77 - 80 F) but sometimes the weather can be a real smarty pants and throw a 42 degree day (108 F).

I guess it must be odd for you as well having a warm christmas when most of the christmas icons revolve around winter.
 

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I tried really hard to look for any Christmas decoration that's uniquely aussie, unfortunately there isnt any, so I just went on a stroll around the city and took photos of the christmas lights there and around the casino

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and one yahoo who decided to turn his entire house into a christmas tree

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Phoenix, I'm sorry to hear of the problems you and your wife's families are having. Thanks for sharing some holiday photos. I like the way the lights look in B&W.
 

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Thank you, we're both trying to move on, its a part of life and all you can do is to process your grief and try to move on.

I'm glad you like the photos, I cant wait to shoot photos on the NEX-7 when it becomes available (in B&W of course ;))
 

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Hard to believe that there isn't one christmas light kangaroo around somewhere. :D And there are entire streets with houses lit like your last shot here. Ah, to be living in the land of conspicuous excess!
 

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I know!! I havent really noticed it before but there is no christmas kangaroos (I would prefer a wombat though), as for the last photo, I think the jury is still out whether the people who live in that house works for the power company, or if they are trying to attract aliens from space.
 

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