Fun with photography

Saturday, we went out to work on the jobsite for the house, but we quickly got rained out. It was so wet, and we were drenched within 5 minutes of being outside! We got about 2 hours, and then our contractor called it a day, as they were wanting to work on the scaffolding, and the prospect was a little scary with bad weather and volunteers. He did tell us though, that we are ahead of schedule. We went and picked up the kids and went home.

The kids had wanted to decorate the house for Christmas the last few weeks. We decided since we didn’t have anything now planned, that we would go ahead and start. Since we had to take the tree box (yes its a fake tree) out to get to the other decorations, we went ahead and put up the tree and decorated it. I know thats crazy, especially since I’m not anywhere near ready to be thinking about Christmas, but it was fun nonetheless and it made the kids happy.

You may know, I like to tinker with photography, and I had read a tip late last year about better capturing the christmas lights on a tree. So here was my attempt…


Then, after Kylan walked in front of the tree while I was taking a picture, I decided it would be fun to try and get the kid’s silhouettes in front of the tree…



And then I thought it would be cool to get one of the tree lighting up the kid’s face…


It didn’t turn out as good as I was hoping, and the ones for the boys turned out still too dark, so I’m going to have to experiment a bit more.. luckily, the kids like looking at the tree.. hehe

I also tried to get some pictures that I could maybe use for a Christmas card or something… Here are the ones I got.





3 thoughts on “Fun with photography”

  1. So exciting that the housing is coming along ahead of schedule. And I can’t quite imagine Christmas trees up already, but it does sound like fun. Love your experiments with the photos – you’re onto some great stuff there. Have fun.

  2. It’s definitely not the norm for us.. lol In fact I remember a few years ago a friend of ours had theirs up the day after Thanksgiving, and I thought they were crazy..

    But boredom won out this time.. lol

  3. I love your pictures, especially the one with all three kids in front of the tree.

    So happy for you that the house is ahead of schedule. I will dance to the rain Gods to lessen the rain so your house gets finished!

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