It is Christmas Eve and Santa must be loading up his sleigh. Santa Claus is coming to town. When I was a kid, I could easily think of something to wish for and eagerly awaited Christmas morning. I was a lucky kid and always had a bounty of presents from Santa.
It was exciting to go into the living room and see all the amazing things that Santa had left. Santa did not wrap our gifts, so it was like a visual explosion of sights , and we were thrilled as we wondered what to look at first!
“Look at this!” Look at this!” My brother and I would call out to each other and hold up our gifts for display! It was an exciting time.
I realize how very lucky I was. Lots of love filled the room.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas filled with love and joy!
Sometimes it is better to break the rule of thirds and aim for center placement of photo subjects, as suggested by Cee for her Compose Yourself Challenge this week. This colorful, rounded, ornamental cabbage demanded to be center of attention!
I took my next photo on a recent trip to a park. It just seemed more balanced to place the stairway in the center of the frame. My eyes went straight up the steps, which seemed like a stairway to heaven from the bottom.
Next up is Bunny, one of The Backyard Bunch of critters I love to watch from my porch. Cropping the photo into a square shape put him right in the middle. His (her?) great big eye and long ears are the focal point of the picture. If you look close, you can see that he is nibbling on a piece of green grass that he has in his mouth!
Finally, I selected a photo of Winter Santa with his face at the center point. My eyes go straight to his eyes and then fan out to admire his beard and fancy Christmas coat.
Ho, Ho, Ho! Did any of you ask Santa for a new camera this year?
This is one of my favorite Santas because of his simplicity. He is dressed in all white which makes me think of Winter Wonderland. Arms stretched out, he sits on my mantle near vases which glisten with light from my Christmas tree.
Today is Day 5 of the Black and White Photo challenge given to me by Desleyjane and it is also Christmas Eve. So, Santa seems a fitting subject.
As usual, I used my iphone 5s and camera+ app to change the photo to black and white. I think it adds a nostalgic feel to the picture. Today, I extend an invitation to anyone who wants to give black and white photography a try. To join the challenge, post a B&W photo for 5 days and invite someone else each day. Also, there is still time to check out Lucile’s Photo101Rehab for inspiration.