Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends!!

It’s Christmas Eve, and there is only one more sleep until Santa comes!  Yayyyy :).   My parents arrived safely yesterday, and even though there is nobody under the age of 16 in our house, that air of excitement is building.  We are all like little children just itching to give and receive presents, even my Daddy!  Actually, I think he is the worst of all :).

Everything is all ready for the big day, so we are just trying to relax and enjoy the holidays. Last night we stuffed ourselves with a wonderful dinner cooked by my hubby, and then we all sat down to watch The Sound of Music.  I have probably watched that movie about 40 times, and I still love it just as much as I did the first time I saw it as a child.

Each year I like to try out the new photography techniques I have learned throughout the year on my Christmas tree and other decorations.  This year, for the first time, my experimenting involved manual mode, long exposures and a tripod, and I decided to share my favourites with you, my wonderful blogging friends.  I hope you and your families enjoy a beautiful Christmas full of laughter, love and good food.

Xmas 1

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Xmas 6

Xmas 7

Xmas 8

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44 Responses to Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends!!

  1. Jeff Sinon says:

    Thank you, and Merry Christmas to you and your family. I’m looking forward to another great year!

  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours. We watched The Sound of Music with you. Hope you and yours have a marvelous time………sounds like you are off to a good start.

  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

  4. Merry Christmas, Cindy!

  5. beckyday6 says:

    Ohh wow these are great. Every year I try to take pictures of my tree but they just never do justice to how they look in real life, it’s quite sad. :/
    These look great though! It must be wonderful to see how far your photography has come this year, I think it just gets better and better. 😀

    I hope you have a great Christmas! 🙂

  6. We have some of the same decorations–I like that you put a spotlight on them–they deserve the special treatment. Merry Christmas to you and yours Cindy!

  7. Lovely Cindy. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

  8. zannyro says:

    Beautiful work! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!!

  9. dorannrule says:

    You are like the little lace angel #1 photo, dropping in on my Christmas Eve to make it bright. I love the crystal drop at the end too, and as usual, your experiments in photography are a joy to behold. Happy Christmas and Happy 2013 too – to you and yours. Luv, Dor

    • Well, I’m not sure my hubby would agree with referring to me as an angel, but I think it’s sweet :). I’m glad you enjoyed my Christmas photos and I hope that your Christmas is filled to the brim with love and happiness!! Thank you for being one of my favourite blogging friends :).

  10. megtraveling says:

    Beautiful pictures! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  11. dafarmer says:

    Love the shots Cindy! I like the one where we can see you too! 🙂 Very beautiful tree! My 14 month old is not ready to understand Christmas but he surely likes to rip the paper. I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow and ALL your boys make it a beautiful day!

    • We have had a wonderful day so far and are looking forward to a big turkey dinner cooked by my wonderful hubby!! You have so many fun years coming up with your little one once he starts to understand Christmas. I really miss buying toys for my boys – we could fill under the tree when they were little and it didn’t cost that much. Today my youngest son got 2 video games and an XBox annual membership, and that cost $200, and you could hold everything in one hand LOL!! Times sure have changed, but we still have a ton of fun :).

      • dafarmer says:

        LOL that is so true! but I have found the price of toys have sky rocketed! We almost never buy him toys everyone else does because I can’t swallow the price of some of these toys. His Grandma got him a walker that plays music and teaches numbers and that thing was $70 USD!

  12. benzeknees says:

    What beautiful pics! I would swear these were professional shots or photoshopped to get them so perfect. Merry Christmas!

  13. dogear6 says:

    They turned out beautifully! I’ve been playing more with the tripod and have a whole new range of photos too.

    Enjoy your holidays!

    Nancy

  14. Merry Christmas to you, too! The ornaments and the photos are lovely, I’ll have to try this technique :).

  15. TBM says:

    I hope you are enjoying your holidays with family and thank goodness everyone arrived safe and sound. You may not believe this, but I’ve never seen The Sound of Music.

  16. krikitarts says:

    Late as I am, I just have to jump in and compliment you on your new shots. It’s been a pleasure working with you, and I’m looking forward very much to lots more of your new stuff!

    • Thanks Gary :). My camera has been sorely neglected over the Christmas holidays because I was busy with company, etc., but now that everything is getting back to normal I need to get out and capture some new images for 2013!!

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