52 Project – Week 11 – Landscape – Reflection

Week 11 is “Landscape: Reflection”

This one is very late. I should have posted it before Christmas but with all the holiday commitments, a photoshoot and just being laid back over the holidays I couldn’t find a suitable subject. A couple of months ago I was surrounded by mirror smooth ponds and loads of reflections. Now the ponds are frozen and snow covered and all the glass seems to have a layer of salt.

Last night I went to our local camera club (Camera35) and one of the other members had taken a self portrait at home reflected in a Christmas ornament on his tree. That gave me the idea for this shot. I took a ball from the tree at home and hung it on a tree on a path near work.

I’ve already got the next photo, I was waiting to get this one and post them in the correct order, but I’ll post that tomorrow.

Christmas Mini-Sessions

I’m a little behind on my 52 Project this week because I’ve been working on Christmas mini-sessions for friends and family. I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a Christmas nut, my wife calls me Clark Griswold. I was decorating the basement back in November but that was to set up two scenes for the sessions, mostly. For children Christmas holds a very special magic and just being around a kid can make even the Scroogiest of Scrooges a little more festive. I can’t wait for our little one to wake up on Christmas morning and go looking under the tree.

Here is a sample of the photos I’ve taken so far this year. There are others that I wont post just yet since I wont post pictures from a shoot online until after the client posts first, I don’t know if a picture is meant as a gift for grandparents or as a Christmas card and I don’t want to ruin someone’s surprise.