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What do you love about Christmas?

I thought it would be fun create a Christmas-themed post called “Christmas Cheer” with pictures from all of you and to find out what each of YOU love about Christmas.  This is the first time I’ve ever tried a post with everyone submitting something, and I hope you will join me in spreading Christmas cheer this year!   So how does this work?  It’s simple

  • Create a post on your blog and answer the question “What do you love about Christmas?”  Title the post “Christmas Cheer”.
  • Include a photo that represents Christmas to you.  It can be a literal photo of a Christmas present as the one I took below or something more abstract, whatever you like!  It must be your own photo though.
  • Schedule your post for December 20th at 8 am PST which is when my post will go live.
  • Email me at info@lauramacky.com your image renamed with your last name and resized to 1000 px longest side.
  • In the email, please include the link to your blog post.  If I don’t get your link, I won’t be able to figure out what blog you are and won’t be able to include your photo in my post.

DEADLINE FOR YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR INFO TO ME IS DECEMBER 18th at 8 am PST.

Please double check to make sure all items above have been completed and then you are done!   If you have any questions, please email me at info@lauramacky.com.  Thanks everyone!  And ho ho ho!

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Christmas Bokeh – Monochrome Madness Selective Color Christmas Edition

For this week’s selective color challenge, I chose to work on a bokeh image I took when my husband and I were walking through a decorated neighborhood recently.  There were 150 houses all lit up. Some had music that you could tune your car radio to and the lights would move to the beat of the music.  It was quite something!

Despite all the magnificent house decorations and opportunities to shoot entire lighting scenes, I went there for the sole reason of taking bokeh.   This image was originally all in gold, so I changed it to black and white and then used a mask and brush to reveal the gold.  I’ve included the original at the bottom in a slideshow with some other bokeh shots.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Christmas Bokeh - Selective Color

Christmas Bokeh – Selective Color

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For the entire gallery, please check Leanne Cole’s blog later today.