Thursday, December 18, 2008

Just for Fun!



With the limited amount of spare time I have right now I'm trying to get familiar with my new camera. Food shots have always been difficult for me. I could seldom get the lighting correct and my pictures were never very good.



I had fun practicing and trying to photograph some of the candy that reminds me of Christmas.



My favorite brand of chocolate covered cherries is the Cella's brand! It has the liquid center and not the white cream center that the cheaper chocolate covered cherries have. I had planned to photograph these, but not only are they my favorite, my husband and children love them as well. Next time I'll hide the box, (for more reasons than one)!



I've had the wonderful pleasure this week of watching this little boy and his sister. One evening he noticed the "choo choo train" ornaments I have on the tree. He had the most perfect expression of wonder on his precious little face. I was thrilled to capture this expression for his parents.

My schedule is crazy busy right now, and just in case there isn't another post before the 25th, let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! May you all experience the childlike wonder and excitement over each little blessing that comes your way during this special season of celebrating Christ's birth.

23 comments:

Thanks For 2 Day said...

Sounds (and looks!) like your new camera is going to be fantastic. Your photos have always drawn me to your site, so now I know I can look forward to even better ones (although, I don't see how that's possible:)) The little boy's expression is priceless, and I'm sure his parents will be thrilled with that photo! I hope you and yours will have a very Merry Christmas--peaceful, warm and meaningful. Jan

Patricia said...

As I look at these photos, Robin, I am rejoicing with you and praising God for the good gift he has given you in this camera. I truly believe that it is an answer to prayer. What fun you will have with it through these winter months.

Chocolate covered cherries in liquid centers were my daddy's favorite. My mother would never let a special day pass without purchasing a box for him.

I hope that you will have time to stop back into your nesting place and post more lovely photos before Christmas, but if you don't, then let me say that may you, too, be filled with wonder at the celebration of our Lord, Savior, and King Jesus.

NCmountainwoman said...

Great photographs. I love the wonder in the little boy's face.

Laurie said...

You and your camera do an amazing job! I look forward to more wonderful pictures!
Laurie

garden girl said...

great shots Robin! I'd long forgotten how my dad loved chocolate covered cherries. Your post triggered some memories that made me smile.

Diane said...

How you must thrill the Lord with how you see and present His world!I feel so blessed to be able to peek in at your blog and get to know you! Your photography is wonderful - thank you for sharing it with all of us. Merry Christmas!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a charming post Robin. I should take pictures of my Sisters table full of christmas cookies and candies. They always look like beautiful pictures sitting there waiting to be eaten. Your pictures are an inspiration. Of course I don't have your skill or camera but it would be fun trying.

I hope you and yours have a great Christmas. Many Blessings...

Mary said...

Have a Merry Christmas, Robin.

I'm loving your camera. Your photos here are priceless.

Mary

Q said...

Dear Robin.
You and your camera are bonding!
Food shots are difficult. These chocolates look so yummy.
May you and yours have a Happy Christmas. Looking forward to 2009 and getting to know you and your birds better.
Namaste,
Sherry

Lynn Coulter said...

Gorgeous pictures! Makes me appreciate the beauty of small, simple things--like those pieces of candy--that I'd ordinarily overlook!

Lynn
"Master Blogger" for the 2009 Southeastern Flower Show--please visit me at
www.flowershowblog.com

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Robin, you are doing GREAT with your new camera!!!! The pictures are terrific. Love the one with the little boy gazing at the tree. How Beautiful.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sherri said...

Glad your new camera is working out for you! Great pics! Especially like the one of the little boy!

Naturegirl said...

Robin these are delicious photos and well done!
May the Spirit of Christmas leaves its blessings on the hearts of you and yours! hugs NG

CIELO said...

There is nothing more inspiring than a child's smile.... ;) How lovely!

Merry Christmas to you and yours, and warm wishes from our house to yours....

cielo

Kathleen said...

Yum. I like those chocolate covered cherries also Robin! And Merry Christmas to you & your family too. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Chocolate covered cherries - YUM! Your photo captures the awe and wonder perfectly, Robin! The little boy's parents will treasure that photo forever. Looks like you're having lots of fun with the new camera. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Rosehaven Cottage said...

You've captured such beautiful reds! They look like the technicolor reds that remind me of White Christmas. Well done!

Frances said...

Oh Robin, what an angelic face! The sense of awe and wonder is dripping from the scene. I love the warm golden glow of the lighting too. I believe you have the food photo taking down, the chocolate covered cherries look good enough to eat right through the screen.
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Frances

joey said...

You have captured the wonder of Christmas, Robin! May this lasting feeling live within all of us throughout the New Year. Christmas Blessings!

Sky said...

your photograph of the cherries made me wish i had a box!

i love the photograph of wonder on the little boy's face. wow - award winning photography there!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Wonderful shots, have a great Christmas!

Jen

Gail said...

Robin,

Merry Merry Christmas Robin! Loved the candy photos, boy did the cherries look perfect! It is a joy to see your photographs, especially the sweet portrait of this little guest! Gail

Kylee said...

I hope you've been having a wonderful and blessed Christmas, Robin, despite not spending it in Alabama. I've spent every Christmas up north and I wish I could be south, too! LOL. I'm already tired of winter and we have three more months of it. But at least the days are getting longer now!