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Starting off my 2014 postings….

January 1, 2014

Between family gatherings and a home remodeling projects, I regrettably didn’t get to spend as much time taking pictures as I would have liked during my holiday break.  My photo taking was confined to shooting at those family gatherings.   I will say that taking all those family shots and having to filter and develop them did make me reflect on how much I love Lightroom!

That has also kept me from posting much to this blog over the past couple of weeks, but I’m trying not to lose the momentum I had.  I want to start 2014 strong with more shooting and frequent postings.  I’m signed up for the 52 in 2014 challenge through the Photoshop Elements Village forum and I really want to keep to that challenge.

So I’m posting the best two non-family shots I took over the past couple of weeks. During a little down time during a couple of those family events, I did manage to get a few quick moments experimenting with shots of a Christmas tree.  I’m particularly happy with the first shot, because that was taken with my new Sony DSC-RX 100.  I love the shallow depth of field I was able to get.

Sony DSC-RX 100; processed in Lightroom

Nikon D90, processed in Lightroom

Thanks to those of you who started following me in 2013!  It has been a wonderful experience for me and I really hope to continue it in 2014.

Happy New Year to all!



From → Photography

  1. both great shots Andy…. good luck with the new camera. looking forward to seeing many shots this year!


  2. Tammy permalink

    Looking forward to following you in 2014. These are both great images…and wonderful lighting. Would love to see some of those family shots! 🙂 Happy New Year!


  3. Both are wonderful photos. We are looking forward to following you for this year’s challenge.


  4. Christmas decoration photos are so much fun and these are just great. Happy New Year, Andy and thanks for all the work compiling the list of participants.


  5. Karen Brockney permalink

    Both are great shots! It’s so hard to capture that Christmas tree light well – and you nailed it.


  6. Great start to the year Andy! Looking forward to following you again this year and although I won’t be taking part in the challenge this year, I look forward to everyones interpretation of the songs. Happy New Year to you and your family.


  7. Happy New Year! I’ll bet you have an awesome album of family photos if they are anything like these.


  8. It’s great to be back in this group – I love what you’ve done with the Sony but my favorite is the 2nd image! You’ve capture the spirit.


  9. Lightroom has had an amazingly positive impact on my workflow! I also want to mention that I love your ornaments! I always feel like unique and different ornaments lend tradition and stories to a tree. 🙂


  10. Nice selective focus


  11. Really well done focus on each photo!


  12. Thanks everyone – I really appreciate the feedback. I think this post has received the most comments of any so far, and that is really an encouraging way to start the new year. My next post should be the first in my 52 challenge!


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