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Title: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: pdirestajr on December 18, 2012, 12:42:06 PM
As the Christmas/ Hanukkah / New Years holidays are upon us, I thought I'd start a thread for posting your holiday pics!

I hope everyone has a healthy & happy holiday and new year!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8494/8275172628_2cae6db13f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/8275172628/)
Gingerbread Girl (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/8275172628/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: neuroanatomist on December 18, 2012, 12:56:17 PM
Happy Holidays!   ;D

"Can I Open This?"

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8220/8269119239_9e4460ea2c_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/8269119239/in/set-72157624462568231/lightbox/)
EOS 1D X, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM @ 24mm, 1/160 s, f/10, ISO 100


"Hi Santa!"

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8076/8269119095_4c8632437a_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/8269119095/in/set-72157624462568231/lightbox/)
EOS 1D X, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM @ 35mm, 1/160 s, f/10, ISO 100
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: Pinchers of Peril on December 18, 2012, 03:05:57 PM
Merry Christmas
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: picturesbyme on December 18, 2012, 04:03:58 PM
Happy Holidays :)

(a shoot mainly for stock/port therefore the white back but thought some might like it...
still editing some but have a few more here: http://atlanticpicture.com/p212321456 (http://atlanticpicture.com/p212321456))

(http://atlanticpicture.com/img/s4/v67/p1334932514-3.jpg) (http://atlanticpicture.com/img/s8/v83/p1339936754-3.jpg)

(http://atlanticpicture.com/img/s2/v72/p1331618478-3.jpg) (http://atlanticpicture.com/img/s2/v73/p1336298084-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: davidgator on December 18, 2012, 04:27:16 PM
We've been doing family holiday cards with daughters for the last 18 years.  Frankly, we can't believe they still play along.

This year's card was this photo with the Tag Line:

Happy Holidays Gangham Style:
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: sheedoe on December 19, 2012, 02:30:50 AM
Happy holidays everyone! Love all the photos, especially the Gingerbread girl . Great job!
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: Pete.A on December 22, 2012, 01:07:35 PM
Merry Christmas all!

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee98/elmo450x/Forum%20Image%20sharing/IMG_0555_zps6920839b.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: extremeinstability on December 22, 2012, 10:54:14 PM
Not exactly portrait but since I wound up in the shot I guess it works.  From last night.  Winter boredom resulted in getting the idea to drag a car battery and an inverter, with some christmas lights and well....

(http://www.extremeinstability.com/stormpics/2012/2012_12_21-2d.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: picturesbyme on December 23, 2012, 12:43:40 AM
Not exactly portrait but since I wound up in the shot I guess it works.  From last night.  Winter boredom resulted in getting the idea to drag a car battery and an inverter, with some christmas lights and well....

(http://www.extremeinstability.com/stormpics/2012/2012_12_21-2d.jpg)

Awesome photo!

I miss snow...  :( here at the beach even pines are rare...  ;)
(http://atlanticpicture.com/img/s2/v72/p1346266658-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: rpt on December 23, 2012, 01:06:43 AM
Not exactly portrait but since I wound up in the shot I guess it works.  From last night.  Winter boredom resulted in getting the idea to drag a car battery and an inverter, with some christmas lights and well....


Awesome photo!

extremeinstability, fantastic picture! What duration did you shoot for?
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: rpt on December 23, 2012, 01:11:21 AM

I miss snow...  :( here at the beach even pines are rare...  ;)

picturesbyme I think you need to count your blessings! Let us see:

Why are you cribbing? ;)

Oh your tree decoration really sucks ;)

Happy Holidays!
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: extremeinstability on December 23, 2012, 11:47:11 AM
Not exactly portrait but since I wound up in the shot I guess it works.  From last night.  Winter boredom resulted in getting the idea to drag a car battery and an inverter, with some christmas lights and well....


Awesome photo!

extremeinstability, fantastic picture! What duration did you shoot for?

Thanks.  Well I'll be making an account of images today hopefully and try and explain in there.  Basically for the stars it was 20 second shots, F2.8 at 640 ISO with the Samyang 14 on a 5D II.  The camera never moves for the Christmas lights shot or the lantern shot.  The Christmas lights at that setting needed turned on for like 1 second tops then turned back off.  Easy enough to get the images for the star trail stack and then do one with the Christmas lights turned on then back off real fast.  Then without moving the camera still I'd do a bunch of lantern poses so I can just use which ever one of those later I want.  Those were with different settings.  I could leave the ISO at 640 and do those at like 2-4 seconds.  The only tricky part then is just stacking in the lantern frames as they are a lot darker and using "lighten" blend mode like the stars and christmas lights, well doesn't work.  So just used normal mode and had to mask it right.  Then adjust a curve on that and the other one so it balances better. 
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: Quasimodo on December 23, 2012, 12:25:36 PM
Some really beautiful shots in here :) I took one of my son this morning. He can't wait for tomorrow....
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: Quasimodo on December 23, 2012, 12:26:19 PM
ooops. a bit fast there.
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: Gino on December 23, 2012, 03:16:46 PM
Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: pdirestajr on December 26, 2012, 08:16:49 PM
Not exactly portrait but since I wound up in the shot I guess it works.  From last night.  Winter boredom resulted in getting the idea to drag a car battery and an inverter, with some christmas lights and well....

(http://www.extremeinstability.com/stormpics/2012/2012_12_21-2d.jpg)

really awesome.
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: rpt on December 26, 2012, 09:40:11 PM
Not exactly portrait but since I wound up in the shot I guess it works.  From last night.  Winter boredom resulted in getting the idea to drag a car battery and an inverter, with some christmas lights and well....


Awesome photo!

extremeinstability, fantastic picture! What duration did you shoot for?

Thanks.  Well I'll be making an account of images today hopefully and try and explain in there.  Basically for the stars it was 20 second shots, F2.8 at 640 ISO with the Samyang 14 on a 5D II.  The camera never moves for the Christmas lights shot or the lantern shot.  The Christmas lights at that setting needed turned on for like 1 second tops then turned back off.  Easy enough to get the images for the star trail stack and then do one with the Christmas lights turned on then back off real fast.  Then without moving the camera still I'd do a bunch of lantern poses so I can just use which ever one of those later I want.  Those were with different settings.  I could leave the ISO at 640 and do those at like 2-4 seconds.  The only tricky part then is just stacking in the lantern frames as they are a lot darker and using "lighten" blend mode like the stars and christmas lights, well doesn't work.  So just used normal mode and had to mask it right.  Then adjust a curve on that and the other one so it balances better.
Thanks. I had figured 2 shots but now that you explain it, it makes sense.
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: serendipidy on December 26, 2012, 09:50:24 PM
Not exactly portrait but since I wound up in the shot I guess it works.  From last night.  Winter boredom resulted in getting the idea to drag a car battery and an inverter, with some christmas lights and well....

(http://www.extremeinstability.com/stormpics/2012/2012_12_21-2d.jpg)



really awesome.

+1000...a lot of thought and effort and talent went into that photo, but absolutely worth it :)
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: DrChemE on December 28, 2012, 04:14:58 PM
Not exactly portrait but since I wound up in the shot I guess it works.  From last night.  Winter boredom resulted in getting the idea to drag a car battery and an inverter, with some christmas lights and well....

(http://www.extremeinstability.com/stormpics/2012/2012_12_21-2d.jpg)

+1000. Absolutely beautiful
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: Dylan777 on December 28, 2012, 04:23:08 PM
I could have bought myself a 1D X plus couple L lenses ::)
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: tome223 on January 01, 2013, 04:27:37 AM
Merry Christmas

Very nice pictures! Was a flash used?  Just wondering how you achieved good lighting from front with lights behind them.   Was the room otherwise dark?
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: nightbreath on January 02, 2013, 09:33:18 AM
A New Year's cake for breakfast  :)
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: KKCFamilyman on January 20, 2013, 11:25:36 PM
Christmas Joy
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: Harry Muff on January 21, 2013, 12:11:33 AM
(http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/markjeffries_uk/KittyForChristmassRGB_zpse71eec27.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: Pinchers of Peril on May 01, 2013, 04:20:16 PM
Merry Christmas

Very nice pictures! Was a flash used?  Just wondering how you achieved good lighting from front with lights behind them.   Was the room otherwise dark?

 Sorry to answer this so late.  I happend back upon this thread and just saw your question.  I didn't use a flash for either of these pics (I actually don't own a flash.. ha ha).  There was a large window just behind me to my left and so it let in a lot of nice natural light.  The Christmas lights were far enough away that the light from the window didn't really hit them.  Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: pdirestajr on December 11, 2013, 11:44:31 AM
Time to revisit this thread. Wow, that was a fast year!

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5494/11314373273_900498082e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/11314373273/)
Christmas Card Photo 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/11314373273/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr

Happy Holidays all!
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: rpt on December 21, 2013, 01:26:52 AM
Here's one that I took for holiday card photo.  First time doing this type of shot.  I wish I had a softbox and fill light.. I was using a naked lamp and pillows/chairs to direct the light somewhat.  Minimal PP.
Cute! However, make sure the picture disappears later in the coming year because if it does not you are looking at trouble that will plague you for the rest of your life starting about 12 years from today... ;)
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: cellomaster27 on December 21, 2013, 10:32:27 PM
Here's one that I took for holiday card photo.  First time doing this type of shot.  I wish I had a softbox and fill light.. I was using a naked lamp and pillows/chairs to direct the light somewhat.  Minimal PP.
Cute! However, make sure the picture disappears later in the coming year because if it does not you are looking at trouble that will plague you for the rest of your life starting about 12 years from today... ;)


Yeah, I actually thought this didn't post.  I clicked post but x'ed out right after.  Haha  I deleted.  good idea :)
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: KKCFamilyman on January 05, 2014, 09:18:06 PM
(http://www.allofamily.net/2013/Allo-Christmas-Card-Shoot/i-DzQtTqs/0/M/919A3594-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: KKCFamilyman on January 05, 2014, 09:25:48 PM
(http://www.allofamily.net/2013/Allo-Christmas-Card-Shoot/i-NrtTPK6/0/M/919A3556-M.jpg) (http://www.allofamily.net/2013/Allo-Christmas-Card-Shoot/i-NrtTPK6/A)
Title: Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
Post by: serendipidy on January 06, 2014, 01:47:54 AM
(http://www.allofamily.net/2013/Allo-Christmas-Card-Shoot/i-NrtTPK6/0/M/919A3556-M.jpg) (http://www.allofamily.net/2013/Allo-Christmas-Card-Shoot/i-NrtTPK6/A)

Very nice. Best wishes for a prosperous 2014. :)