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'Tis The Season - how about posting your Christmas related images here ? Lights, trees, baubles etc?

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by markoneswift, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 17, 2012
    Don't know if anyone has any objections to me starting a Christmas-related thread but I thought, well, why not ? We've got the EXCELLENT Fall Challenge thread runnnig nicely and I'm sure that will be followed by an equally excellent Winter Challenge, but here I'm looking for contributors with something specifically Christmas related. I see this as an opportunity to play around with bokeh, focus points, mad blasts of colour, cute little animals, gift wrap etc so let your creative juices flow ! My first few efforts are slightly naff but hey, gotta start somewhere :)


    Bokeh xmas lights by markoneswift, on Flickr


    Xmas Lights - Pontefract by markoneswift, on Flickr

    Thanks for stopping by !
     
  2. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    Love the 1st one, very poetic !
     
  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Nothing as dramatic as markoneswift's, but here's a couple of new ornaments. CV 35 @ f/4, heavily cropped.

    xmas121128_01.

    xmas121128_02.

    xmas121128_03.
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Nice start. We have not put any up yet, but will post a few later.
     
  5. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    great pictures, the first is beautiful, what lens was used?
     
  6. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Ok, I was playing around with these again and got this. 5N/Takumar (Bayonet) 135/2.5 @ f/4, full frame. This shot is 3 frames stacked w/layer masks to bring down the "flame" so you can see the details.

    xmas121128_04.
     
  7. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

    390
    Oct 17, 2012
    If you mean the very first image of mine, it was a Helios 44-2 F/2.0 58mm Russian M42 thread. It has nice circular bokeh to around F/8, I think I took the shot either wide open or maybe F/2.8
     
  8. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Not a very good photo but you can have a look at a Chinese Christmas tree.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Great thread idea!!!

    Jim, those are some great shots :thumbup:
     
  10. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

    390
    Oct 17, 2012
    DSC03795.

    A bit of seasonal foliage :) The Helios 44-2 at work again ( couldn't be bothered changing to anything else lol )
     
  11. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Christmas lights at the bar with dartboard

    yjyha6e7.
     
  12. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 17, 2012
    'Tis the season to get drunken, tra la la la laaaaa........hic !
     
  13. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Interesting, is this fairly typical, or is it a one-off design?
     
  14. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Yes, it was a great idea!

    Thanks. :)
     
  15. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I wish the holly bush that mysteriously appeared in my back yard would get red berries on it. The ones on mine look like blueberries.
     
  16. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    What's a bit of colour shift post-processing amongst friends? Go ahead and shoot it anyway... :)
     
  17. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Last year's Christmas dinner at my daughter's place

    On my hands was this brand spanking new 5N that I got for myself as a Christmas present (lol)... I bought it as an upgrade for my aging point-n-shoot compact camera and I was using it that way when I took this shot (full auto, I didn't even think or care what the settings were). I was still a few weeks away from realizing the 5N's true potential!

    Christmas2011.
     
  18. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Looks more like dessert to me! ;)
     
  19. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Haha... the ham and roast lamb was at the other end of the table and it didn't last long enough to be photographed, lol.



    My daughter is a chronic graphic designer, she gasps in agony every time she spots a street sign with bad kerning, lol! She's not one to conform to the usual norms either, so even her Christmas tree is artsy-fartsy and unconventional. Last year she made her husband stop the car to pick-up a dead bush of some sort that she spotted by chance at the side of the road. The tree decorations and as well as the gift wrappings were all hand-made by her that year. Anyway, we were just goofing around with my new 5N taking these random test shots of nothing in particular... they remind me of the 'fresh out of the box' smell of my 5N, ahhhhhhh good times! :eek:

    Christmas01.

    Christmas02a.

    Christmas03.

    Christmas04a.
     
  20. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Cool stuff, your daughter is very talented. I wish I was. :)