Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Scavenger Hunt...

oops, I forgot to put in J, thanks jordiegirl...  :o)


I know that sea, surf and sun is not what most people think of when they think of Christmas, but for us antipodean's that's what it's all about, it's our summer, school holidays until February, daylight saving, long warm summer days....so my alphabet is slightly different here in the southern hemisphere to my northern friends....






The Christmas Alphabet Aussie style....




A is for antlers....


   B is for bauble....




 
  C is for clouds on a hot Aussie Boxing day....


D is for deck the halls....


E is for elf....



 
 F is for flowers....



G is for grandchildren....


H is for ham....


I is for illuminated....
J is jewelry


K is for kisses from Santa....


L is for lunch with the girls for Christmas....


M is for mantle dressed for Christmas....



N is for new toy....


 
 O is for open wings....


 
 P is for pies....


Q is for quilt....


 
 R is for reindeer beer....


 
 S is for a snowman, glittering on a hot Aussie Christmas day....


 
 T is for the tree....


U is for unadulterated bubble fun on Boxing day....


V is for very important people....


W is for a wreath of red....


X is for xmas in Australia....


 
 Y is for yellow pansies after a summer shower....


Z is for failure...  :o) just couldn't do this one I'm afraid so I only have 25 letters in my Christmas alphabet....


I've really enjoyed doing this and thanks to Kathy for organising it, can't wait to see what she does for 2012. Have a safe, happy, healthy and very shutter orientated new year...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Lights at night....

I was reading this post and it led me to this post and then I found this amazing post which then led me to try this...




..and no, I haven't got a gazillion lights on, just two small strands of 100 each. For those of you that are interested the camera settings were...

ISO 1600, my Nikon doesn't go higher than that.
S 1.30
f4.5

of course I used the tripod but not a remote, I've lost it  :(