Holiday

Last Weekend Before Christmas

I guess I’m not the only one out shopping.  The mall was busy than usual and I actually wanted to photograph an out of focus Christmas lights more than shopping. I first noticed the cool effects when I was shooting video clips of the McAdenville but it was too cold for me to play around with it.

Screen shot from the McAdenville Christmas Town video

The mall has less lights and I stood there and waited for people to walk pass and hoping that this guy on the right hand side would not move, which thank goodness he didn’t.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/10sec, ISO 100, focal length 50mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering

I wanted to photograph Santa also, and waited awhile for him to come back from his break. Lee didn’t mind the wait since she had he cookies and icy.  She didn’t want to take a photo with Santa this time anyway.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/4sec, ISO 100, focal length 24mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering

I hope this little girl gets what she wants.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/5sec, ISO 100, focal length 73mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering

It seems that asking Santa for toys is not only for little girls and boys anymore.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/4sec, ISO 100, focal length 105mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering

As I was coming out, I saw an almost full moon above.  Tomorrow night should be interesting because there will be a total lunar eclipse and I hope that it will be visible at where I am also.  So from 9:42 to 10:52 p.m., the total eclipse will cast a copper or dark-red color on the moon, that should be so neat to see.  To read more here.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/16, 1/4sec, ISO 100, focal length 28mm, white balance auto, hand held, evaluative metering

13 thoughts on “Last Weekend Before Christmas”

  1. Very lovely photos, Nye.

    Sadly, it is very hard for me to get into any spirit of the season being alone here in Korea and away from Aon and the boys until February. As Christmases come and go, this one is going to be the hardest one of my life. On Christmas, I am going to go to the fitness club and just watch a movie or two at home.

    1. Jeffrey, the holiday is the hardest when you’re not with your family, even though you will not get to spend time with them but I’m sure you’ll call to talk to them. 🙂

        1. Thanks Cambree, we didn’t get to see and was lucky enough to catch it in youtube videos, some didn’t do a good job though. 🙂

    1. Scott, we have so many interesting places that I’ve yet to visit, and I do like the modern day Christmas traditions. 🙂

      I hope it will be a clear night because I want to do a time-lapse video.

  2. I stay away from the mall crowds during this time of the year. Although I still have one more item to purchase for my nephew, but good thing I don’t have to go into the mall.

    1. seeharhed, I don’t mind so much, kind of missed shopping at 34th street in Manhattan during this time of the year.

    2. I am with seeharhed on this one… I’ve managed to shop for gifts online & the rest are just handmade stuff. So no mall for me either! 🙂

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