Jaylin on the Tree
One of the fun things about decorating the Christmas tree each year is finding ornaments from days gone by. Sometimes those ornaments were made as school projects in years past. Or sometimes those ornaments are keepsake reminders of the past.
This particular ornament falls into that second category. Jaylin did not make the ornament at school. Instead, we just put a photo of Jaylin inside the Christmas ornament that was also a photo frame. Way back when, around 7 years ago I believe, we had taken some photos of Jaylin to be Christmas presents for grandparents and great-grandparents. Of course, we kept some of the photos for ourselves. You can see another of those photos at this link, by the way.
So now every time I see this ornament I remember that fun day of taking photos. And I wonder whatever happened to that little kid in the photo. Because some things change over 7 years’ time.
This photo was actually from last year’s Christmas tree. That is because I have not yet had time to take any proper photos of this year’s tree. That is how busy everything has been for us lately.
That really is not a complaint. It has mostly been the good kind of busy if there is such a thing. It has not been anything bad. We just have not been at home quite as much as we might like to in the last few months. So maybe I will take some photos of the tree soon. And if so, maybe will just wait until next year to share them. Just in case we are busy again.
If you don’t have time to do something right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” - Psalm 46:10
About the photo
For this photo, I used the natural light from the Christmas tree lights, along with the natural light coming in the nearby window. I used the f/1.8 prime lens with the aperture opened all the way up to let in as much light as possible. That created the tight focus on just one part of the photo. Yes, I know that the part of the photo that has Jaylin in it is not in sharp focus. I meant to do that. I think.
Photo: A single Raw exposure, processed in Photoshop. Read more about photography tips, photo software, camera gear, and more at Steve’s Photography Tips. Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Lens: Olympus M.Zukio 25mm f1.8 Date: December 2, 2016 Location: Our house, Tennessee