Monday, 12 December 2016

181: Behind the scenes of our Christmas card

Alex Thaub and I had some fun last night doing our annual Christmas card at Calas Galadhon. If you're not familiar with it, it's a beautiful photo location that's maintained altruistically for the benefit of photographers, it seems, or just as a place to stroll around and admire the scenery. It's part of the Second Life Destination Guide right now as a place to take winter photographs, so one thing led to another...
  I'll be posting our Christmas card as my next post, but I thought it might amuse you to see what goes through my viewfinder to get there. As you may know, I don't use any kind of Photoshop or image enhancement, rarely use anything except natural lighting, and honestly prefer to not pose people, but just let their AOs provide me with a national motion. Here, of course, we usually posed; if you're doing a two-man Christmas card, you both need to be facing the camera. But behind the
scenes there were a couple of good shots and a couple of silly ones and everything in between. Some of them are marred because I wasn't getting a proper reading of the texture on Alex's new winter coat; c'est la vie.
  We had fun taking the pictures, hope you enjoy looking at them!


  1. Good pictures, nice moments.
    May you have a beautiful Christmas and a good New Year's.
    HAPPY 2017 !!

    1. Thanks, Fabio -- all our best wishes for a wonderful holiday season for you and yours!