Day 344…Starry Lights

Welcome to day 344 of  365 photos…It was a rainy, cool day today and at 7 PM, I still didn’t have todays photo. I was going to go back through some of the older photos for something to post when I remembered that I had read an article this morning on photographing Christmas lights to make they look like stars. Hmmmm…starry lights. Sounded cool. I took a shot and it looked like this.  I quickly realized that even though I was starting to get stars, it isn’t all that pretty of an effect on a wire background instead of pretty pine boughs. *sigh*Star lightCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 18mm – Aperture: f/22 – Shutter Speed: 8 seconds – ISO: 100

So I decided to play by moving the camera this way and that. I got some interesting results and thought I’d share them. Lots of color. What do you think?Day 344 - 365 Project - Starry lightsMove the camera up and downEvery which wayUp & down and sidewaysGlad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

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Day 343…Santa Wears Brown

Welcome to day 343 of  365 photos…Did you know that Santa wears brown? I always thought that he wore red…but he came to my house today wearing brown. No beard either–just semi-white hair. *grin*Day 343 - 365 Project - Santa Wears BrownCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 52mm – Aperture: f/6.3 – Shutter Speed: 1/400  second – ISO: 200

Yep…he not only wears brown but he also drives a brown truck. I didn’t see a sleigh and not even one reindeer!!UPS TruckSo what did he bring me? Why a brandy new 27″ iMac with 5K retina screen!! iMac with 5K retina screenI ordered this on November 24th and it arrived today. How did it get here? Check this out. Direct from China!! Can you believe that it left China on December 15th and it arrived in NC today! I bet that the “real” Santa probably delivered it from China to Jacksonville and then the Santa in brown took over. Maybe the Santa in brown is for us old folks so the real Santa has more time to bring all those other gifts to girls and boys around the world. What do you think? :-)Screen shotGlad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

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Day 342…Christmas – Octagon House

Welcome to day 342 of  365 photos…Christmas – Octagon House. Christmas is in the air at the Octagon House. Yesterday, I mentioned that a local photography group got together at the Octagon House in Cedar Point for a photo shoot. I photographed the Octagon House for my Day 202 post WAY back in July. If you would like to see the post and photos plus a bit on the history of the house, click HERE.

Yesterday, we arrived around 4PM so that we could shoot the home in the daylight and also be able to shoot the sunset. It was a nice evening and nice get-together with friends. The house is decked out for Christmas. The care-taker was kind enough to open the house so that we could photograph the inside as well as the outside. I took a few photos inside but other than the ornament in yesterdays post, I was not happy with my indoor photos so tonight I will show a couple of the outside photos that I took. You can see that the sun had started its slide into the horizon when I took this. Click on any photo to see larger.Day 342 - 365 Project - Christmas - Octagon HouseCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 22mm – Aperture: f/11 – Shutter Speed: 1/40  second – ISO: 100Sit and relaxWelcome

Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

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Comments are always welcomed. I would love to hear from you.