Season’s Greetings (Rehab17)

Silver Ball. 60mm f/2.8 1/13s ISO1600
Silver Ball.
60mm f/2.8 1/13s ISO1600

I am so grateful to have met so many wonderful people here in this very happy place. When I started this blog just two short months ago, I had planned to share some photos, some travel-for-work stories and tips, and some reviews of hotels and restaurants. Well…it’s become all about the photos. AND I LOVE THAT! I have been an enthusiastic enthusiast since I was a kid, always wanting to play with Dad’s cameras and then revelling in getting my first (pink) camera when I was a teenager.

Anyway, I digress. It has been a marvellous two months, with photo101 starting so soon after I joined and I have found so many other dedicated photo-addicts out there, so many that my dear friend Lucile has started a clinic for us. Thank goodness. Be sure to check out her blog for some lovely warm photographs and thoughtful insights.

So for today’s submission, I would like to share with you some shots from my Christmas tree – I think that some of these would make nice Christmas cards…maybe next year? Photo technicalities are in the captions, but basically I shot as wide open as I could (f/1.8 or f/2.8, depending on the lens) and adjusted speed and ISO to suit.

Merry Christmas to everyone! Thank you all so much for your kind words of support, your stories, your comments, your opinions, and most importantly your friendship. I will be back in the next day or two for Justine’s Tea Time and maybe a couple of other things as well before we roll into 2015. Make sure you check out Justine’s blog as well for some fun and inspirational challenges and posts.

Take care, stay safe, be merry and have a blast.

x desleyjane

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35 Comments Add yours

  1. Merry Christmas to you and Gidget!

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  2. gfchopstix says:

    Merry Christmas, DesleyJane. Beautiful photos of your tree – they’d look lovely on Christmas cards 🙂 Love the last one.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you lovely. I forgot to mention that most of these were gifts. When my friends and I travel, we bring back Christmas decorations for each other!

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      1. gfchopstix says:

        Such a lovely tradition!

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  3. Awe lovely and you made the angel? It looks simply fab. Thanks for the shout out and your pics made me smile. See you at the party later and Happy christmas xxx

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh, me best friend made the angel for me, I love it. She also brought me back ghe Irish angel. See you later x.

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      1. oh ive never seen an irish angel, i could try to say something funny but will refrain from doing so hehe x

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  4. Hello beloved Desley! You gave us wonderful Christmas gifts! These photos are soooo beautiful!

    Heartfelt thanks for your kind words. Meeting you and some other mutual cyborg friends on the blogosphere has been a surprise and the best of the blogging experience.

    Merry Christmas! Big hug.
    Xxxx

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you dearest. Oh right back at you and my little group of cyborg friends. Merry Christmas xox.

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      1. Hey lovely! Hope you had a fab time with your parents! Xx

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        1. desleyjane says:

          I did thanks. And today was great – Boxing Day lunch, cocktails and presents with best friends and family. How was yours? xox

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          1. Great to hear. We had a heartwarming time with family abd friends. We traveled again to a remote beach with a group of 25, of which 12 are teenagers! Lots of laughter and photos. Xx

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Sounds like fun! There isn’t much better for me than fun and photographs 🙂

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              1. It’s been really fun. Smartphone addiction is the only issue! Xx

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                1. desleyjane says:

                  It’s a burden many of us must face. You are, at least, not alone. Xx

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                  1. Am afraid you are right! X

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  5. nalinki says:

    Lovely pictures of your beautiful tree! Merry Christmas!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you. And Merry Christmas to you and yours. 😊

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  6. Merry Christmas to you too. Desley With Christmas present like your pictures, who would need anything else. Great work.

    Happy Holidays in the land down under.

    Cheers,

    Omar.-

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Omar. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  7. Amy Sampson says:

    Beautiful photos! I hope you have a very merry Christmas!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Amy. You too!!

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  8. afairymind says:

    Beautiful pictures – they would definitely make lovely cards. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks luv. Merry Christmas!

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  9. Brilliant gallery. I love the DoF and colours in these. Have a fantastic evening.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Cardinal 😊

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    2. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Cardinal. I get a little carried away with my close-ups!

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  10. Your lovely photos are perfect for the holidays! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!🎄🎄🎄😃😃😃

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! Merry Christmas! X

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  11. Happy holidays! It’s a grey Christmas Eve afternoon but your ornaments brightened things up. I didn’t know your blog was so new! Congrats on your early success. 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you Hilary.
      It’s a lovey sunny Christmas morning here, 8am and we are about to open presents.
      Merry Christmas!

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  12. pommepal says:

    Lovely images of the Christmas season. What a beautiful day we had on this side of the world. All sun and fun. Best wishes for 2015. I wonder if you are at the Boxing Day sales at the moment?????????????

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  13. Perfect for the season!

    Like you, I started out my blog as something else entirely back in 2010 and it’s evolved over time into the hardcore photography site that you see now.

    Oh, and loved the title of your site when I first stumbled upon it, which reminds me of my wife every time that I see it now. She’s a scientist, too — you can look her up (Cynthia, with the same last name as mine).

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Mitch. Yes, I am enjoying this evolution, it’s good fun. I will definitely look up Cynthia. Cheers!

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