Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Scenes: A personal photo challenge



Lights everywhere! This truck let its festive side shine! Taken at night. No flash needed - there was enough light on the truck!
 

Little Miss A as a sheep in the church Nativity play. She was a little dazzled by all the people and didn't crack a smile the entire time. Oh, so darling. She looked in wonder at the star, sang Go, Tell it on the Mountain with hand motions, and wondered what Nana was doing on the floor with her camera.

I took this with my Sony using the telephoto lens and I'm happy with the result given the low light and wiggly sheep. I'm also pleased with the touch of bokeh on the angel's wing behind her.
 

Bells and baubles, with more lights.

This is the final Personal Photography Challenge. Donna, our leader and teacher who is always willing to share her knowledge and encourage us along the way, has had to close her blog due to family needs. Donna, if you're reading this, you are in our hearts and prayers. Thank you.

25 comments:

Elizabethd said...

What a little pet your sheep is!

Sara D.B. said...

Wonderful photos, Lorrie. Thank you!
Donna and her family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jeanne said...

Delightful!! You will treasure that photo of the sweet little lamb forever.

Vee said...

All are wonderful! My favorite is the adorable sheep with the slightly puzzled expression. Love all the bokeh you achieved!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I love the truck and the bell Lorrie but what a cute little lamb! The effect you got with this shot is so lovely. Which Sony camera do you use? Enjoy the rest of your weekend xx

Dawna Motz said...

Great photos Lorrie! Especially love the wee little sheep! How cute, Christmas concerts with children are fond memories !

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The truck is dazzling and the cute little lamb looks like she'd rather be elsewhere. It's overwhelming for them at this time of year isn't it?
We're going to miss Donna and her monthly photo challenge with encouragement for each of us.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Little Miss is the star of the show...and of the challenge! How beautiful she is. And I love the touches of bokeh in your photos, too. How magical!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

A very serious sheep!! :) Stole the show from the flashy truck for sure : )

podso said...

Really fun photos here. Amazing truck--must turn a lot of heads on the road! And the little sheep-- a great shot you have there considering they don't stay still for a minute!

ellen b. said...

Great choices for the challenge, Lorrie. That little sheep is great. Love that truck!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Oh that little lamb! What a precious face!

Very nice photos, that truck was really something.

I am praying for Donna. I'm so sad for her.

Deanna

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful entries for the challenge. That truck looks amazing and little Miss A is SO cute.

Linda Jo said...

Great, great pictures!!!!!!! And your granddaughter is adorable! Perfect shot!

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Debby Ray said...

Lorrie, these are really great photos...and the truck is amazing and that is one precious little lamb too!

Donna said...

Love the decorated truck and that is the most precious sheep....fabulous costume and expression.

Cheryl said...

All of your photos are lovely (as always!)...but --oh my-- that little sheep is absolutely precious! What a fine shot! You have captured so much there...the bonus bokeh, the Christmas setting, and the magical moment of your sweet little granddaughter. Bravo!

ann said...

You have captured the spirit of the season. Doesn't the truck look grand? And the sweet little sheep. Great Christmas photos.

Maggie said...

Beautiful festive shots, Little Miss looks adorable as a little lamb.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

What a sweet sheep indeed, smile or no smile! Lovely photos! You have a way with your camera.

Wishing you a beautiful Advent Sunday......
Brenda
xox

Poppy said...

A sweet, slightly scared, little sheep, a twinkling truck and beautiful bokeh behind a bell, all lovely Christmas scenes, and all such seasonal inspiration!

Have a wonderful week ahead, Lorrie!

Poppy

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

Such beautiful pictures and beautiful lights, but I like the one of Miss A best. Sweet girl.

materfamilias said...

Your granddaughter is so sweet, so solemn.

Egléa Senna said...

Cenas alegres e lindas! Belas fotos! Parabéns!
Eu desejo um feliz Natal para você e sua família!
Um abraço!

Cheerful and beautiful scenes! Beautiful pictures! Congratulations!
I wish a happy Christmas to you and your family!