It doesn't take much to entertain me....
I had to go get a few Christmas presents at my Mom's and Pumpkin (and I) needed a walk. Baby, it's cold outside.
I wanted to take some more macro shots of these.
Because I don't usally find so many in the same place. I think I may have spotted the owl. But it flew away. I will keep looking.
My headache was gone by noon but I was still groggy. I'm not tired right now, but I can't say I'm incredibly motivated. I did make covered pretzels, Oreo bon-bons, and candied pecans. Meanwhile I'm reading about "The Reality of Food Addiction." But I haven't had any Mountain Dew today. Just tea, juice and water. So that's not bad. I did go walk, but we didn't stay out for long with the chilly air and the list of things to do on this eve of the holidays.
Thirsty dogs, I'm training Pumpkin to ride in my car without jumping on my lap while I'm driving. She's beginning to figure out what we're doing when we go on a car ride. She still stays right with me when we're outside.
By the time we came back they were flaring off the well.
I shot these photos with the 70/200 f/2.8 and they are pretty cool.
Tonight we did Christmas a little differently, the kids opened their large gift that they normally get on Christmas Morning. It's kind of neat, they still have Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning to look forward to. It doesn't really matter does it? We don't have to follow set rules about celebration.
So it appears Oceana is up for business.
So just one more...
A different edit. I crushed the blacks (with curves)- I pulled the shadows and I darkened the highlights. It was shot with ISO 100 (on auto-ISO) so it metered off of the flaring gas which allowed me to save the details without too much grain.
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. I am ready for the New Year. Perhaps because I still have three more portrait sessions before then and after that I have nothing booked at all for January. It can't get here soon enough.