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Old 11-15-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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What I'm Focussed On - Merry Christmas Lights

The purpose of this Assignment is to get out and have fun using our cameras, maybe learning a few things along the way, so pictures should be new as often as possible (though if you have a relatively new picture that fits a category, you can use it). All cameras and skill levels are welcome.



We'll run until December 30th (and beyond). No prizes can be rewarded other than recognition for a job well done!



Where possible, please use pictures taken from 15 November 2013. If you do have a recent (2013’ish) picture already on file, by all means post it – but the intent of this assignment is to get out and about.
If you post a picture, please share what you did to take the picture irrespective of whether you shoot with a point and shoot or a dSLR. For those with a dSLR, please include your ISO, aperture and shutter speed; as well as a brief description of anything that might help others learn from your experience.




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Merry Christmas Lights
Fireworks for the Year
Picture Composition
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Flowers and Gardens
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Food Glorious Food
Blood Moon
Sigma 17-35 mm, f/1.8 Lens
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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What I’m Focussed On - Merry Christmas Lights



It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
This time of year, I start to think about pretty coloured lights, Christmas decorations and happy faces. For me, that means that my fingers start to twitch and I want to grab the camera and capture some of that Ho Ho Wow.


So, this assignment is all about Merry Christmas Lights. Please share what Christmas looks like through your lens.


Hope to see a few posts!







Photographing Christmas:

http://digital-photography-school.co...otography-tips
http://www.exposureguide.com/christm...raphy-tips.htm
http://digital-photography-school.co...nning-examples



Photographing Christmas light:

http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/h...istmas-lights/
http://clickitupanotch.com/2010/12/5...istmas-lights/
http://www.wikihow.com/Photograph-Christmas-Lights


Creating shapes for custom bokeh:

http://digital-photography-school.co...m-bokeh-shapes



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Thanks for starting this Princess!!
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:33 PM   #4
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Hi PIO. This one will be fun to do. There are quite a few nice displays in the towns near me.
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:41 AM   #5
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O Christmas Tree
(ISO 200, f/18, 8 seconds)







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Old 12-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #6
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This sounds fun!
And thank you for all the links you provided! As a newbie I appreciate them!
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:21 PM   #7
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O Christmas Tree

Taken 13 Dec 2013 at Federation Square, Melbourne
ISO 125, f/16, 15 seconds (with tripod)







Taken 13 Dec 2013 at the Old City Square, Melbourne
ISO 125, f/16, 30 seconds (with tripod)

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Light Projections



Taken 13 Dec 2013, Melbourne Town Hall
ISO 100, f/16, 11 seconds (with tripod)








It's a 10 minute project.
ISO 100, f/16, 21 seconds (with tripod)








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This is a great idea! I don't use DSLR (yet!) but with my Nikon I am able to capture some festive Christmasy photos! I found that using my Night Portrait or Night Landscape setting (with flash) or Indoor/Party setting were the best bet with these. Taken Dec 2013 at WDW



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Beautiful shots, TuneTownMagic.
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Thank you, PrincessInOz ! I finally upgraded my camera and have really been enjoying experimenting with it all around the World! I love your photographs too...makes me really want to see Christmas in Australia! That building light projection photo is stunning, impressive!

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Want to bump this up because it's a great thread!

So, I will post one more photo...

A little blurry, sorry. Holiday projection on Cindy's castle

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Old 12-19-2013, 04:00 AM   #13
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Nubble Lighthouse decorated for Christmas and Full Moon, York, Maine


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Beautiful as always, Don.

BTW - I did see the Nubble Lighthouse; way back in 2007. You're making me wish for a trip back to New England.
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Houses Christmas v2 0523 by Terry McGraw Photography, on Flickr

Since I'm not fully mobile yet, I have to shoot things around the house!
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