Friday, December 30, 2011

Holly Berry Bokeh

Holly Berry Bokeh by Rhinoa
Holly Berry Bokeh, a photo by Rhinoa on Flickr.

Happy holidays! I know it's a little late, but it's been a crazy couple of weeks. Work was super busy coming up to the end of the year. Then I had a wedding (my sister) and a funeral (my great aunt) in the same week just a couple of days before Christmas. I took this picture on Christmas day. I spent the day with my dad, his wife, my sister, her new husband and mine. My dad had planned a walk in the country. We were expecting a pleasant stroll but it turned into an 8 mile speed hike. As I had my camera it was a great excuse to go at a more relaxing pace and my dad hung back with me so I didn't get lost. I took this shot while he held the branch still (the wind picked up just as I tried to take it) and I'm really happy with the bokeh effect in the background. I took a whole bunch of lovely plant and flower pictures and I'll put a few more up soon.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Full Moon Magic

Full Moon Magic by Rhinoa
Full Moon Magic, a photo by Rhinoa on Flickr.

It took me a while to get the settings right to take this shot, but I'm really pleased with it. The moon has been so big and beautiful the last few days and last night it was full plus there was a lunar eclipse. The moon always seems so magical to me and I'm looking forward to taking pictures during it's other phases.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Tree of Light

Tree of Light by Rhinoa
Tree of Light, a photo by Rhinoa on Flickr.

I love this time of year. All the trees look so pretty when they are full of lights like this. It makes walking around London in the evening a magical experience. I only wish they could stay up all far, but maybe I would get bored. I doubt it though.