OK forum lets show the Holidays from all over the globe!
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post-processing info: the EXIF data above is for the base shot, to get the lights on the house and other shadow details (slowest shutter speed). To get the detail on the brighter spots (highlights), such as the snowflake lights, the NOEL lights, the santa on the roof, etc., I bracketed to faster shutter speeds manually (as D40 doesn't have auto-bracketing) and I merged the shots by hand in Photoshop, as I didn't like the automated HDR version as much.
I really like the perspective! What a great HDR with photoshop. I use photomatix for my HDR. If you do alot of HDR you should give it a try. It saves alot of time and the results are awesome. Here is one I did recently with 4 bracketed photos( I have the D50)
Camera: D50 Shutter: 1/125 Aperture: F/4.5 Focal length: 32mm (18-55 kit lens) Sensitivity: 200 ISO Colour: Mode II (Adobe RGB) (converted to sRGB for upload) White balance: flash Trigger: built in flash, manual, 1/16 power Slave: Jessops Minicell slave unit Flash: Centon FH85 (GN:30), full power, bounced off ceiling
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Too many hobbies, too little time
Sigh. I gotta start taking my D50 with me everywhere. Missed two good winter shot opportunities in the past week. Today we had some awesome wisp fog that would have looked extra cool with the snow on the ground. And a few days ago everything was covered in hoarfrost!!
For the past 25 years we have been attending the Holiday Sing-a-Long at Wolf Trap Farm Park in Vienna, VA. Though we have missed a couple of years due to kids being sick or inclement weather, it is a family tradition we enjoy. One of our favorite moments is at the end, lighting our candles and singing Silent Night.
Happy Holidays! Sharon
Camera: D50 Lens and Filters: 50mm Film and ISO: 400 Aperture: f 1.8 Shutterspeed: 1/30
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments. I did very little post processing to this photo. In Lightroom, I set exposure -.42, contrast +58, clarity 45, vibrance +1, saturation -1, sharpened amount 85 and radius 0.8 and cropped. No rhyme or reason to my editing, just tweaked till I liked it.
Sharon Nikon D50 50 mm lens 1/30 sec @ f/1.8 ISO 400 Auto WB
Not sure if this picture fits the theme but this thread needs a photo. It looks Christmas-ish to me. It might be a Christmas tree someday. Though to be honest, I'm not even sure it's the right kind of tree.
D40, 55-200mm VR at 70mm, 1/125, f/8, ISO 800
I took it while trasping through a small nature area near my house today. It was around 4:00 and the light was already fading fast. I probably should have opened up the aperture a bit to get that shutter speed up but ever since I read that the lens performs best at f/8 to f/11 I've been shooting at those apertures. I need a tripod. Damn car repairs.
Not sure why I like this photo but I do. Anyway, I wasn't happy with the few leaves that were in the original. I wanted the tree against a purely white background but I didn't know how to fix it. I found out I could do it with with MS Paint of all things. So, I fixed it more to my liking and sharpened it up a bit to make the tree look more pointy.