Dozen – a grouping of 12

Although Carolyn’s topic is a bit different from mine, we still placed our “dozen” items in a container.  Her idea is more monochrome and mine is full of color.  Different yet alike.

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“Good ideas are a dime a dozen, bad ones are free.” ∼ Douglas Horton

Today’s topic was one dozen.  As you can see we both photographed something completely different.  I’m always surprised to see how we interpret the same topic, sometimes it’s very similar and other times so different.

I opted to do a Christmas theme for today’s blog, since we decorated our entire house yesterday.  This year has been a very good year for me and my family.  I started a new job in January, which I absolutely love, my daughter was married in August and it’s just been a really great year for us.  Which has not been so in past years, but this year, I feel so blessed and festive!  So, I decided to share some of my happiness and Christmas joy with all of our readers.

My photograph was taken in our sun room, which is my absolute favorite room in our home.  The holly arrangement was purchased at a tree farm near my home.  I had a portrait photo shoot there Friday, and afterwards we looked around and I found this adorable mason jar for $5, quite a bargain!  For this image I used my 50mm Sigma 1.4 art lens, which is always on my camera.  Since I purchased this lens I rarely take it off, it’s perfect for still life photography.  For this image, I used a texture from Kim Klassen and an overlay from French Kiss Collections. I thought using the digital sheet music gave the photo a nice holiday feel.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my image today.  Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas.  My hope is that you enjoy this festive season as much as I am.  If you would like to see more of my work please visit my website here .  As always, Carolyn and I thank you for following us, if you would like to see past blog posts, please visit us here and sign up for our newsletter.

Until next time … Deb


It’s been a great Thanksgiving holiday. We had 28 people for dinner! Because we didn’t have enough room in our dining room, we ate out back on our patio. Besides being chilly, the day was gorgeous! There were my children and their families … my nine grandchildren included, cousins and their families and friends and their families and of course my husband. A really amazing way to spend Thanksgiving.

My ‘dozen’ picture was taken early due to the busy time I knew I had ahead. Eggs was an easy choice since they are sold in a dozen. I’ve seen many photos of eggs that were very clever. It’s a challenge to see someone else’s work and then come up with something different.

I love little baskets, drawers, boxes, and other things! I’ve collected several of them over the years and it sure does come in handy when I need something cute to use in my still life photography.

This photo was taken in my studio/craft room just using the overhead lighting in the room. Natural light is normally what I choose, but since I was leaving home early this is the lighting I chose. It seems to be a good choice. I was happy with the shadowing the basket created and the yellowish light.

Camera settings: 28-75mm at 60mm, 1/15, f/2.8 iso 400.

If you have any questions about my choices or my editing, please feel free to leave a comment or send an email. I give tips on my own photography site if you’d like to check them out you can do that by clicking here.

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See you on Wednesday …

Carolyn

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