Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas


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December 1st our family will begin remembering and giving thanks for the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

While November is nice because we celebrate personal freedom, December is even better because we celebrate eternal freedom!

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Christmas-tree-bokeh-1

I love bokeh, as a lot of you already know.
I softened this Christmas tree shot a bit with a gaussian blur.
And thought the circles fit rather well with the 'shape' theme for this week's lens art challenge!

 






My husband's family decorates trees with Hallmark ornaments; something I was not used to when we married. But I must admit, I've crossed over to the Hallmark side.
This is my favorite ornament, the second in the Noelville series.

Sweet Shot Day Sereina Charise Photography: Very Merry Christmas Link Up

20 comments:

  1. Oh so pretty! I love that your tree is all lit up so lovely and all of the ornaments are dazzling! It is the most wonderful time of year, isn't it?

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  2. Love it - that first photo is just wonderful!

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  3. Amen. These are lovely. I am going to take a bokeh shot of my little tree.

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  4. Katie, what wonderful words - celebrating eternal freedom! I've missed visiting lately & did not get to link this past Sunday. Hope to this week. Love your shots! You are ahead of me on the decorating. Got to get busy!

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  5. Love these! Some homey and christmasy. ;-)

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  6. Aww so wonderful! No tree here yet, I am just not up to it. In fact I BEGGED Mike to decorate it this Saturday while I am at work!

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  7. I love your Shutter Love Tuesday photo, especially the texture. And your gingerbread ornament is so cute!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  8. aww I love these, I can't wait to start taking some holiday pictures!

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  9. LOVE these shots Katie - so festive! The first one is absolute perfection, greeting card style. GORGEOUS! Great feel to it! :-)

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  10. Love the first one! Cool texture.

    We start our Jesse Tree tomorrow and I think I'll get my decorations out. We get a live tree so that won't come till the 11th.

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  11. I love the ornament - you and your kids will enjoy it for many years!

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  12. So beautiful - great start to the season.

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  13. Love that first shot! Happy December to you.

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  14. Great shots! Love that first one but also the soft look on the last one.

    Erika B

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  15. So cute! :)

    Thanks for the reminder - I want to try and get Christmas light bokeh. ;)

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  16. Great post! And your pictures are beautiful!

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  17. oh these photographs are so lovely, you have such a great eye and every time I look at your blog I am just blown away! wow I love your photographs, it's amazing how you have taken a car and the clouds and made such a great shot.

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  18. Okay...so the light shining through the door and windows of the gingerbread house is awesome! Love it!
    bek

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