All posts tagged: Christmas

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My Gift to You

It is Christmas morning now and as I wait for the family to wake up I thought I would write a quick post to you and present you with my gift for the year. As I have done in the last couple of years, my gift is an image. It was hard working out which one to give away this year, as it is every year. In the end I decided to go with the following one. It had to be one from my trip overseas to the USA and when I was going through them this one stuck out. It brought back some wonderful memories. Yosemite National Park was one of the absolute highlights of my trip and therefore my year. I would have loved to have spent more time there, but feel so grateful that I got to see it at all. This is a view of North Dome, if memory serves me right, reflected in the river. There was a fire over the other side of it and you can still see …

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MM 2-38: December Theme 4 Christmas

Here it is the last MM before Christmas and I think the last one for the year. I have decided we should take next week off. I expect you all to go out and take photos, lots of them. I am looking forward to seeing your Monochrome images in the first MM for 2016, on the 6th of January. We might leave the theme for the month until the end, I will think about it. Let’s take a look at this week’s theme, Christmas where you are. I had hoped that I would get into the city to do some photos of the heat and people doing Christmas things, but I don’t have my camera, so I had to settle for something I took a couple of weeks ago. I was in the city when it started raining so shelter was found at Federation Square and I took a few photos of the Lego Christmas display there. I have put all the red in it. Don’t forget all the instructions on how to enter your own images …

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MM 2-37: December Theme 3 Angels

The second last theme before Christmas. It seems everyone is getting busy, which I completely understand. It is always a busy time of the year. An assortment of Angels have been sent in. Now, next week’s theme is Christmas where you are. You can photograph whatever you like, as long as it is Christmas in some way. It doesn’t have to be completely colour and it will be fine to gave a little colour, just a little. This is one of our Christmas decorations. It is an Angel by Georg Jensen. Don’t forget all the instructions on how to enter your own images are at the bottom of the post.  If you have entered an image then please remember to check your image in the gallery, scroll down and see if anyone has left you any comments. 1/ Rainbow Junkie 2/ GEOTOPOI 3/ One Day | One Image 4/TedBook’s DAILY PICS… 5/ Wendy Philip Photography 6/ THEPHOTOSEYE 7/ Crow Canyon Journal 8/ Drawing with Light 9/ THE SHADY TREE 10/ THE RUNES OF THE GATEKEEPER’S …

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MM 2-36: December Theme 2 Santa and/or Elves

Our second theme for the month and the turn out has been small.  It is a very busy time of the year as well. I would like to say thank you to everyone who did find an image to send in. It has been fun seeing them come in and see the different interpretation. For the next couple of weeks. 3rd week, December the 16th – Angels 4th week, December the 23rd – Christmas where you are. Let’s take a look at this weeks. This was one of the Christmas Elves that we have here. She was taking  a break from her elving duties and catching up on her phone. Our elves wear shorts and t-shirts because it is too hot to wear anything else. Don’t forget all the instructions on how to enter your own images are at the bottom of the post.  If you have entered an image then please remember to check your image in the gallery, scroll down and see if anyone has left you any comments. 1/ Wendy Philip Photography …

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Bits and Bobs Again on Friday

Friday again, and it’s been another busy week. I have been doing a lot more writing, and I’ve been working on photos. It’s been good to get back to that. I’ve also been continuing the search to promote the magazine. So big week. Dynamic Range Magazine As I just said I’ve been spending lots of time of promoting the magazine. I’ve been trying to use the DynamicRangeMagazine Instagram page a lot more. It is working and slowly we are getting more and more followers, but it isn’t getting sales yet. I’m starting to set up the subscription part of it so people can subscribe to the magazine starting from the next one.  Hopefully that will help. Then there is the other aspect of how long do we keep doing it. It is so much work, especially for me, but I’m willing to continue it for the time being. Website/Blog I have been doing a lot more work on my other blog that is on my website. I’ve using it to work with Instagram and Flickr. …

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MM 2-35: December Theme 1 Bells

December has arrived, whether we want it to or not. For those that celebrate Christmas it is that far away. As stated in earlier posts we are going to do a theme each week until Christmas. Here are the next three: 2nd week, December the 9th – Santa or Elves 3rd week, December the 16th – Angels 4th week, December the 23rd – Christmas where you are. You can a little colour to the images, as long as they are still predominantly monochrome images. We didn’t get a lot of entries for the bell theme, I guess people are getting busy. My image, if you want to find out more about it, then please go to the blog on my website. I also have an extra image there as well. Don’t forget all the instructions on how to enter your own images are at the bottom of the post.  If you have entered an image then please remember to check your image in the gallery, scroll down and see if anyone has left you any …

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Weekend Wanderings: Walking Around the Streets

On Friday I was going out to afternoon tea, but I had to get into the city earlier so I decided to take my camera. It’s nice just wandering around taking photos of nothing much at all. Things do catch your attention. I also went into a couple of stores. The first one was Gewurzhaus and took photos of some of the great things in there. They sell lots of spices and small containers. A great smelling shop. They are in the Block Arcade across from the Hopetoun Tea Rooms. The other store was a soap shop called The Australian Natural Soap Company. They had lots of soap, naturally. They were very raw and very textured. I like photographing them. I did ask if I could take photos. I think it is polite when you go into stores and they usually don’t mind. I was a bit shocked to see that Christmas decorations are up already. It is all happening too fast. I’m just going to leave you there today. I have some photos of …