Photo Challenge #52 / By Candlelight

20201224ma_2192“Time for Bed” / Theme: By Candlelight

A little about this photo…

I’ve been saving this “By Candlelight” prompt for the end of the year. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I came up with this on Christmas Eve… I’m really happy with how it turned out. Even better than I expected!

P.S. Curious as to the book in my hand? Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery. I just grabbed it from the shelf as I wanted something green to contrast with the red shawl. (Not sure you can tell it’s a green cover, but it is.) Happy Christmas! See you next year…


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Photo Challenge #51 / All Is Calm

20201218xs_0921“Stille Nacht” / Theme: All Is Calm

A little about this photo…

I’m posting this for Christmas… which is less than a week away! For me, Silent Night (Stille Nacht) is probably the song that feels the most like Christmas. And I’ve always loved the story of how the song came to be. If you don’t already know the story, here’s the quick version. It was Christmas Eve in Austria in 1818. Pastor Joseph Mohr went to see the choir master/organist, Franz Gruber with a poem he had written and asked Gruber to set it to music. In just a few hours, Gruber composed the melody for Stille Nacht. And he did it for guitar music! Why? Because the church organ had been damaged due to flooding. (Check out this link for the full story.)

P.S. The organ featured above is very much a working organ. No flood damage, thank you very much. I love how all the pipes are part of the whole presentation.


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Photo Challenge #50 / Heritage

20201122ma_2062“Sewing Basket” / Theme: Heritage

A little about this photo…

I inherited this sewing basket quite a few years ago. It originally belonged to my great-grandmother. So, this thing is probably at least 100 years old by now! And even though it has a handle at the top, you have to be careful. That handle (after 100 years) is not very reliable.


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Photo Challenge #45 / On the Road

20201023ma_2035“Flying by Fall” / Theme: On the Road

A little about this photo…

My settings were off when I snapped this photo. But, since I shoot in RAW, I was able to play with those settings. And it came out looking like this! I kind of like how it turned out… It has a bit of a surreal, abstract-painting look, don’t you think?


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