View Full Version : December 2008 Photo assignment - The holidays

12-10-2008, 09:16 AM
Any suggestions here? I know we are all crazy busy right now preparing for the holidays, but we can come up with something here, right? How about the obvious - Christmas - can be preparing for, neighbourhood lights, Christmas morning, Church happenings, Ho Ho Claus, busy-ness of the shopping centres, festivals...so on and so on.

12-13-2008, 03:12 PM
Ok I know it's late but I still think there's time for at least 1 assignment.
The holidays - it's wide open anything goes.

I have a bunch of shots that I will post tomorrow!


12-14-2008, 08:21 AM
Way to go Marko!! Can't wait to see what you put up!

12-14-2008, 09:01 PM
The season always gets a kick off with a baking day. This year, grandson Altey was able to join us! Photo shot with my point and shoot - not technically good, but I like the anticipation on the little guy's face. This is a candid shot and not posed.


Ben H
12-15-2008, 05:29 AM
Cute shot, TT!

12-15-2008, 09:18 AM
This is very very cute and quite well done. This shot would also work well in Sepia or B/W IMO.


12-15-2008, 12:33 PM
Thank you to both of you!

12-16-2008, 09:00 AM
This is very very cute and quite well done. This shot would also work well in Sepia or B/W IMO.


I agree with the black and white - then i might even leave the cookies with a bit of color to them :)

12-20-2008, 10:12 AM
Maybe I'm cheating here (cuz this was done for many different purposes ;)) but here is a quick/silly family holiday shot!

12-20-2008, 12:23 PM
How adorable! Love the saying on the hem of the apron!! :)

12-21-2008, 12:06 AM
Hope everyone has a great holiday and a happy new year.

I took this photo just after it had snowed here a couple of weeks ago. This is a christmas tree farm located next to the New River which is just down the road from my house.

The original came out rather dark and dingy looking so I did some post-processing to make the scene appear as I saw it. I raised the brightness and the exposure just a bit and raised the saturation of red, green and yellow to make the trees, silo and select branches stick out.

12-21-2008, 01:37 AM
I love this time of year! & with a new addition the new year promises to be even more fun...hope everyone has a safe & happy holidays...

12-21-2008, 10:54 AM
Thanks for that TT!

Asterismos - Very nice shot!!!! Love the curves!!!
If I may, cropping 1-1.5 inches straight off the top would help this shot.

lily13 - adorable and I like how you've creatively applied the shot to the theme!

12-21-2008, 08:55 PM
Thanks Marko for you feedback! I will consider cropping the sky like you said. I have used this image for christmas cards this year and putting the text "Merry Christmas" across the top helped to accomplish this same effect.

Thanks again!

12-23-2008, 11:21 AM
Asterismos and Lily - nice selections! Boy, that baby has blue eyes!

12-27-2008, 04:36 AM
Boy, that baby has blue eyes!

They come from his Daddy...I always wanted a blue eyed baby...(I have brown & green hazel so figured I was out of luck!)

& Thanku Marko:)

Hope everyones Christmas is going well...Have a Happy New Years...

12-27-2008, 04:53 PM

12-27-2008, 04:54 PM

12-28-2008, 02:17 AM
Just joined the forum and I thought this assignment was a good one to begin participating with. Was going to use this shot for our Christmas card this year, but another image won the toss. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all.


12-29-2008, 12:25 AM
Joe Mezz - Love the snowmen!

Sfp - thanks for sharing! :)

12-29-2008, 02:19 PM
This photo was taken from the street and I actually did end up using it as a Christmas card because of the birds and because it is just absurd. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/3018958038_c0f2012851_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3018958038/)

12-31-2008, 04:29 PM
Here's my contribution to this month's assignment.

12-31-2008, 07:55 PM
Landon - Wonderful point of view!!!
Raiven - neat shot!

01-29-2009, 05:28 PM
my livingroom at cmas time... :)

01-30-2009, 09:49 AM
my livingroom at cmas time... :)

Lovely ambiance!