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Archive for December, 2008

The Darkest Night of the Year: 2008

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

It’s the shortest day of the year and so the Christmas lights came on early in the house. We’ve put the girls to bed and now its one of my favorite parts of the day when we wind down and drink some coffee and sit in the quiet room with the lights and tree. In […]

Christmas Music Favorites

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

I don’t think I’ve ever done a comprehensive post about my favorite Christmas music before. I have to confess that I’m a big sucker for Christmas music. Maybe its because I grew up listening to records that mom and dad would start playing weeks before Christmas and it became a ingrained in me. Whatever the […]

Create custom bokeh

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

I’m always looking for new ideas and techniques to try with my camera, especially if they are cheap or free. I saw this on Flickr’s blog and I couldn’t resist. Bokeh is a Japanese term for the area that is out of focus in a picture. Lenses that have a open aperture produce a shallow […]

Twilight: The Soundtrack

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

So, if you happen to live with a fifteen year old girl, or in my case, a late 20’s year old woman, you have probably heard of Twilight. It’s the vampire romance novel that’s not so much about vampires as it is about “I have to go” “I don’t want you to go” “I love […]