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Christmas Eve, One More Sleep

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Today, being Christmas Eve and now that my work for the City of Melbourne is complete, I thought I would show some of the other things I’ve been snapping this month.  They are bits and pieces of Christmas that I have found around the place.

LeanneCole-blockarcade-20131129-5406There were shop windows dressed up for the occasion.

LeanneCole-brunetti-20131129-5408Coffee shops like Brunetti’s getting into the Christmas spirit.

LeanneCole-city-20131210-5420Small arcades making an effort for Christmas.

LeanneCole-city-20131208-5416Fire trucks and firemen coming to Bourke Street to give away lollies and to give kids a chance to see inside a fire engine.

LeanneCole-city-20131207-5412Trying to fit in more and more.  I was so happy with this shot, taken with the new camera, the D800, the best gift I got this year.  It shows both entrances to the Block Arcade.

Christmas is almost with us and this is my last Christmas post, thank you to those who have stayed with me throughout the whole month.  It has been an interesting month.  Getting the job to take photos for the City of Melbourne was great, but then my back decided to give out, so things were very topsy turvy this month, still I got the images and they are happy.  I wish I could have got more photos, but I hope you have enjoyed what I did get.

I am going to put a whole heap more in a gallery now.  Christmas Day tomorrow, a day of giving and being with those you love, I will be doing a post, but a short one.

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  1. I always have to remember – you are about 16 hours ahead, or I am 16 hours behind – a version of time travel. Enjoy!

    December 24, 2013
    • Yes, Australia is way ahead of the rest of the world, haha, well, maybe only in time. I like that idea of time travel, thank you Robert.

      December 24, 2013
  2. That D800 is phenomenal! The pictures are so crisp and I love the full frame. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, Leanne! I have one more post for tomorrow on my Xmas Eve. Hugs.

    December 24, 2013
    • I certainly have to agree with you there Laura, it really is. Thank you Laura, Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. Take care. Lot of hugs. :)

      December 24, 2013
  3. Lovely selection, Leanne. Merry Christmas and a very happy new year!

    December 24, 2013
    • Thank you Richard, Merry Christmas to you and yours as well, and a very Happy New Year.

      December 24, 2013
  4. spaghettisquiggles #

    Some of these are stunning – so festive!

    December 24, 2013
  5. Beautiful.

    December 24, 2013
  6. Leanne, you really have made my Christmas a better one with all of your gorgeous photos. Thank you!

    And you would have to mention the D800. What are you doing to me??? Now curiosity has me going to peek online at a D800. But, that pic you took with it, blew me away! In all seriousness!!

    IF I don’t get back here tomorrow, which is my 30th Wedding Anniversary, I want to wish you (again) a very Merry Christmas. May Santa BE very good to you this year. I couldn’t wait…..my “special” gift is unwrapped. LOL

    Hugs,
    Amy

    December 24, 2013
    • Oh, what a lovely thing to say Amy, I am at a loss for works, thank you so much.

      I love my D800, but I also think there are other cameras that are good too. I got the D800 because I want to be a professional and it is a good camera for what I want. Though I worked my way up to it. Also, with Nikon, the camera is great, but it is the lenses that really make the difference, I have spent a lot of money on top quality lenses, and they are what make the images really clear.

      Happy Anniversary for tomorrow, 30 years is a great achievement. Merry Christmas too, see if you can peek back, I have set up a little surprise, well I hope it is. Haha, what will you get on Christmas day now? I have to admit, I have used my tripod already, but only for the stuff I was being paid for, it has been put back in the box and wrapped for tomorrow.

      Take care, lots of hugs.

      December 24, 2013
      • You are as bad as I am. LOL I’ll put my wrapping paper back on then too!

        I’d really love to talk to you about lenses, but that is for another day and time. What I find outstanding on your work is the crispness, the clean lines, the perfection. THAT is my goal, and I will attain it. I have a Canon EOS D50, which at large is not a shabby camera to say the least. Again…..this discussion for another day……I have to go wrap my present again. LOL

        HUGS,
        Amy the milestoner :)

        December 24, 2013
      • Haha, I love unwrapping presents.

        Yes, that is for another day, and we can discuss cameras another day too, are we friends on facebook?

        Take care, enjoy your present.

        December 24, 2013
      • No, Leanne, we are not. But I would love to be. I’m not on facebook a lot, but if you discuss lenses and such, I’ll be there with bells on. Could you send me a friendship invite? Amy Skalski. Bless you. I came on here one more time to check Petals before I zonk out. It’s my bedtime now. Not yours. LOL And man, I am gonna zonk out.

        With BIG grateful hugs,
        Amy

        December 24, 2013
      • There are a few of you there, where do you live exactly?

        December 24, 2013
  7. Looks like the place is all dolled up . . . ready for it.

    December 24, 2013
    • Oh yes, the city has been a great place for Christmas this year. So well done.

      December 24, 2013
  8. Wonderful photos!!! Merry Christmas!!! Enjoy your time with your family and the loved ones!!!

    December 24, 2013
    • Thank you, and Merry Christmas to you as well, have a great day as well. Take care.

      December 24, 2013
  9. Happy Christmas Leanne. Love receiving your blog and beautiful photos. Wondering if you could help me with a little problem I have. i’m trying to clean dust etc from some old slides so that I can scan them – am making photobooks and journalling our 50 years together – I used my glasses cleaner from the optomitrist but wondering if there is a product specific for negatives – do you happen to know? Have googled it but canonly find USA info.

    December 24, 2013
    • Merry Christmas to you too. I don’t know really, I mean you could try washing them, I think, run them under some water carefully, that might help, but I would have said the glasses cleaner as well, though you want to be careful that you don’t scratch them. Though, I do have to say that I don’t really know. Sorry

      December 24, 2013
      • That’s Ok Leanne – just thought you might know. Think I’ll go with the glasses cleaner and cloth. You have a great Christmas now!

        December 25, 2013
  10. I’ve enjoyed your photo series so much Leanne, and as usual I’m inspired to do more with my camera. I love Brunetti’s, it’s a favourite when we go to Melbourne.

    December 24, 2013
    • Thank you so much Carol, I do enjoy hearing that, I have to admit. Brunetti’s is great, they do great coffee.

      December 24, 2013
  11. Those images all work well together making a great photo essay.

    December 24, 2013
  12. Wow, I noticed right away on your new headliner photo that you had both entrances. It is totally stunning. Is it because you used a wide angle lens?

    Have a wonderful Christmas. It has been great to follow along on your photo theme this month and really put me in the mood.

    I just finished my shopping. Hooray!

    December 24, 2013
    • Yes, I keep forgetting we went there. I did use a wide angle, wasn’t sure I would get both. I might have to go back after Christmas when the gift wrapping counter is gone and see if I can do it again.

      Thank you Nia, you have a wonderful Christmas too, I hope you both have a wonderful day filled with much love and joy.

      We just finished our shopping too, now I have to work out how to cook a turkey, haha.

      December 24, 2013
  13. The D800 is a phenomenal camera, am wondering to get one for myself or change my gear completely to a canon! I’m currently stuck with a D3200 haha…anyways Merry x’mas in advance!

    December 24, 2013
    • I am biased, I love Nikon, and I love my new D800. My problem with Canon has always been that I have trouble working out how to do things, that things aren’t always straight forward, that could be because I use Nikon and have for a very long time. Though I have also heard that if you are going to Nikon it is good to get the good lenses, which I have done.
      You have lots to decide.
      Merry Christmas to you as well. Thank you.

      December 24, 2013
  14. Jen #

    Oh, the tea room window is so enticing! It is such fun to see another country’s Christmas celebration—thank you for sharing it with us, Leanne. Merry Christmas to you and yours—I hope it is beautiful and wonderful.

    December 24, 2013
    • The cakes in that tearoom always look so good. You are very welcome Jen, and I am glad you have enjoyed the photos, Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. Take care, and enjoy the day.

      December 24, 2013
  15. Merry Christmas Leanne and thanks for a year of wonderful images and advice!

    December 24, 2013
    • Thank you so much, and thank you for being really supportive, Merry Christmas.

      December 24, 2013
  16. That double-entrance Block shot is really spectacular. These give a wonderful feeling for the season.
    Have a super Christmas Day!

    December 24, 2013
    • I am so happy with how that came out, I would like to try it again some time without the gift wrapping counter, will have to go back after Christmas.

      Thank you so much Colonialist, and you and yours have a very Merry Christmas as well.

      December 24, 2013
  17. Joyeuses fêtes à toi :razz:

    December 24, 2013
    • Vous et joyeux Noël à vous et les vôtres aussi.

      December 24, 2013
  18. Great post have a fantastic Christmas and a happy new year too :)

    December 24, 2013
    • Thank you so much, Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. :)

      December 24, 2013
  19. Very Best Wishes to You and Yours for the holidays Leanne. I look forward to all you share in 2014. I really enjoy all your work, though getting glimpses from around the world of Christmas has been lovely :-)

    December 24, 2013
    • Thank you so much Caren. I am looking forward to next year as well, it is going to be exciting. Merry Christmas to you Caren.

      December 24, 2013
      • I can’t wait :-) Thank You and I hope You have a very Merry Christmas too!

        December 24, 2013
      • Thank you :)

        December 24, 2013
  20. Leanne, for my final post of the year I have left a present under your Christmas tree and it is scheduled to arrive Christmas Day. Merry Christmas and thanks for your support, MM 🎄

    December 24, 2013
    • Thank you so much MM, I have a surprise for all my followers on Christmas Day as well, so I hope you will check it out. Merry Christmas to you and yours, and have a great break. Thanks for your support as well.

      December 24, 2013
  21. Wonderful images, Leanne…As they’ve all been.
    Wishing you and the family the best possible Christmas!
    (Is Santa at your house yet?)

    December 24, 2013
    • Thank you Marie, Merry Christmas to all of you as well, have a great time.
      Santa hasn’t arrived yet, but it is late and time for sleep.

      December 24, 2013
  22. Skye #

    Merry Christmas, Leanne!! May it be filled with blessings for you and your family! Your photos over the last few days have been nothing short of spectacular. Thank you for giving my eyes such an amazing treat. Hugs sent your way!!!

    December 24, 2013
    • Thank you so much Skye, and Merry Christmas to you as well, I hope you have a great day.

      December 25, 2013
  23. Merry Christmas, my friend!

    All the best to you and your loved ones in year 2014.

    Cheers!! :D

    December 24, 2013
    • Thank you so much, and Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. I hope you have a great 2014.
      Take care. :)

      December 25, 2013
      • You’re welcome, my friend!

        Thank you so much for your lovely blessings as well!

        Happy Holiday~ Cheers!! :D

        December 25, 2013
      • You are very welcome, thank you.

        December 25, 2013
      • (。◕‿◕。) CHEERS!! (。◕‿◕。)

        December 26, 2013
  24. 36 MP…[whistles] You could plaster the side of the moon with that thing!

    I hope your Christmas is a good one and hope things are well in your neck of the woods. :0) xo

    December 25, 2013
    • Haha, thank you.
      Thank you also for the Christmas wishes, and Merry Christmas to you, I hope you have a great day where you are. :)

      December 25, 2013
  25. Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you Dave and Merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 25, 2013
  26. Happy Christmas Leanne it’s been a real pleasure following your photography posts this year .. real inspiration each and every one of them .. Lots for you to look forward to in 2014 of that I’m sure :-)
    Enjoy your family time together fun love happiness … xxx

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you Poppytump, I have enjoyed it as well, I love meeting new people, and then getting to know them and I know that you have become a friend. Yes, much to looks forward to for both of us. :)
      Thank you again, and Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

      December 25, 2013
  27. Happy Christmas Leanne. Patsy

    December 25, 2013
    • Thank you Patsy, Merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 25, 2013
  28. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    December 25, 2013
  29. So festive! Love all the photos…looks like a wonderful place (places!) to shop and browse! Hope your Christmas was merry and bright! ~ Sheila

    December 26, 2013
    • Thank you Sheila, my Christmas was very relaxing, which I think it great, I hope you had a great day. Thank you.

      December 26, 2013
  30. Thank you for sharing the beautiful scenes of Christmas with us! :)

    December 27, 2013
  31. So beautiful and fun :) Sorry it took me so long to see this lol! I’ll be catching up soon!!

    January 11, 2014

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