Wednesday, December 29, 2010

more christmas

I really love having a neighbor who loves photography as much as me.  It’s great having a “real life” photography friend!  Her name is Susan and she is one of the kindest, most giving people I’ve met.  She came by the evening before Christmas Eve to show me the Canon 24-70L lens she rented for 10 days.  I was excited just to see it in person, but she insisted that I keep it for all of Christmas Eve since she didn’t really need it until Christmas Day.  Don’t you wish Susan was your neighbor?!!  You can visit her blog here.

So my shots from Christmas Eve were taken with this awesome lens.  It was nice to be able to get more of the scene.  I’m not sold on buying it because of the cost, but I sure had fun with it!  Here are the boys opening one gift before we headed out to visit family.  I took these at 25mm, but I did crop in a little when I edited.
We visited G’s parents and went to a Christmas Eve service at their church.  Then we stopped by my parents’ house for a little while.

See how you can get so much of the room at 24mm.
My mom made us homemade vanilla shakes.  Alec grabbed my camera and took a few of me enjoying mine zoomed in at 70mm.
And then on Christmas Day, I was back to using my 50mm 1.4. (in bad lighting)
I hope everyone liked their gifts as much as Maisy!


  1. Awwww, you made me blush. So blessed you got to enjoy this.

    You have been so much help to me Debra!

    Looking forward to another great year in pictures and friendship!

    I also love now blogging with you.

    God has been so GOOD!

    Happy New Year♥

  2. Looks like a great Christmas. That would be neat to have a neighbor to share an interest with like photography.

  3. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! Oh, and a pretty great neighbor!!


  4. Thanks for stopping by! I love your photos! I have a 50mm 1.8 but I haven't really tried it for anything but macro-ish stuff. What aperture did you shoot these at?

    I took Kim Klassen's free Photoshop Skinny Mini course this month, and have signed up for her Photoshop The Essentials which starts on the 17th. I can't recommend her enough. She's doing the free course again starting the 10th. Here's the link if you want to check it out.


  5. Thanks for the comments!!! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas and got some great shots!! I'm so jealous you got to play with a top notch lens!!

  6. I wish I had a Susan neighbor! Love the pics and think the lens worked out really well for you.

  7. Linked from Ashli's blog. Good photos.