If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas With A New Camera

Ever since Santa Came, I have been playing with my new toy working with my new tool.  I didn't have my camera for the first big celebration and didn't have a memory card for it for the second big one one mentioned in Christmas Snapshot.  Then, I became armed and dangerous...

We converged on my parents and every body became a target...
Daddy
Mama
The In-Laws
and The Out-Laws!
Seriously, we tried all sorts of angles...
Harris

...and shots...
Lillie and Lydia making photos with their devices

 ...and subjects...
Luci
...and actions.
Wonder what Lillie, Harris, and Lydia were getting into here?

And who provides better opportunities for learning and options for teaching than family?

While we were together, we shared family fellowship over a feast fit for any king.  There was probably enough food there to feed fifty but our crowd of almost twenty did our best to consume it all.  We still eat like the farm hands the folks raised, I guess.

Then, the wrapping paper was sent flying...
Lydia and Harris
Lillie
Harris and Lydia
Lillie
Harris
Luci
Megan and her boyfriend, Adam

...as we discovered gifts of stitchery...
Brenda with hers
and Madalyn with hers

...clothing and accessories...
Adam with his
Daddy with his
Lillie with hers

...toys...
Lydia with hers
Lillie sharing hers
Harris checking out his
...things to read...
Becca and her husband, Nathan
...and cards with treasure...
Dwayne 
Mike 
Lillie 
Lydia
Mama

There was a lot of talking...
Luci
Brenda, Jessica, Harris, and Madalyn
Luci
Jessica and Harris
Bridgette and Luci
(Can you tell who did the most talking in the family?)

There was a lot of collaborating...
Dwayne and Brenda
Corey and Lillie
Brenda and Harris
...some simple chillin'...
Madalyn 
Bryan and Dwayne 
Lydia
...a good bit of silliness...
Mama and Dwayne
Adam
Megan and Harris
...and a lot of laughter...
Lillie 
Bridgette 
Becca and Nathan 
Megan and Harris
Then everybody pitched in to help clean up...
Megan and Mike 
Daddy, Mama, and Becca 
Madalyn 
and Brenda

This new camera seems to capture everything...and what a good job it does!  
I cannot wait till I learn to use a setting besides AUTO for everything!