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

markoneswift

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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 :)

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Bokeh xmas lights by markoneswift, on Flickr

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Xmas Lights - Pontefract by markoneswift, on Flickr

Thanks for stopping by !
 

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Nothing as dramatic as markoneswift's, but here's a couple of new ornaments. CV 35 @ f/4, heavily cropped.

NEX-5N    CV35    35mm    f/4.0    3.2s    ISO 100


NEX-5N    CV35    35mm    f/4.0    1/3s    ISO 100


NEX-5N    CV35    35mm    f/4.0    1/2s    ISO 100
 

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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.

NEX-5N    Tak135    135mm    f/4.0    1/3s    ISO 100
 

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great pictures, the first is beautiful, what lens was used?
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
 

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

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Christmas lights at the bar with dartboard

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'Tis the season to get drunken, tra la la la laaaaa........hic !
 

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

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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.
What's a bit of colour shift post-processing amongst friends? Go ahead and shoot it anyway... :)
 

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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!

NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    25mm    f/4.0    1/60s    ISO 500
 

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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!
Looks more like dessert to me! ;)
 

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Looks more like dessert to me! ;)
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:

NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    55mm    f/6.3    1/160s    ISO 800


NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    55mm    f/5.6    1/100s    ISO 2500


NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    22mm    f/4.0    1/60s    ISO 400


NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    20mm    f/4.0    1/60s    ISO 250
 
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