Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Eve Lights...

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas or Holiday. I sure did. On Christmas eve a friend and I drove around the city looking at the beautiful Christmas lights in 3 or 4 areas. Because I have not mastered the right way to take beautiful Christmas Light pictures, I mostly like to play around with bokeh and making beautiful blurry pictures.

Because it was so cold... -21 Celsius / -5 Fahrenheit, we did a lot of running back to the car and sitting to warm up lol We were freezing, bundled up really good, but still frozen. It was even colder today -26 Celsius / -14 Fahrenheit, and lets just say we stayed indoors all day where it was cozy and warm lol.

 I had to take a picture of this snow covered tree trunk. Someone had drawn a face on it and it looked just like a snowman lol I love it!

These are my favorite Bokeh style images. A few of them I used my bokeh filters I made, which I am slowly figuring out how to use them! Snowflakes, stars and a freestyle heart filters. The 2nd from the last is my moms favorite... she titled it "Jukebox"

For those of you who don't know what bokeh is, wikipedia describes it as - the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light." For more info visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh


  1. Fun holiday shots, Pam! Zowie! It was a cold night - BRRR. I love the big snowflake!

  2. Wow Pam, I don't think I would have left the car, that is wayyyy to cold for me, haha!
    Love the light pics, the bokeh are fun! had no idea what it was till you mentioned it on Etsy. I agree with your mom, the second last one is pretty cool!

  3. Pam, I love them all!! I love the big snowflake!! And, the one above it too! Great pictures! It was chilly!! I hope you are warm now!! Did you have a nice cup of hot chocolate? ;o)

  4. Thank you ladies... yes it was too cold.

    Stacy, no I don't have a travel mug as I don't go in a lot of cars, usually cabs & buses... I am looking for a travel mug though for next time!