Merry Christmas from Paris!

Merry Christmas from Paris!

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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Christmas with Quasimodo

Christmas with Quasimodo

Ah, the beauty of Notre Dame in Paris!  And even prettier with a huge Christmas tree out front!  Click on through and have a look - there are 7 photos for you to enjoy today my friends!

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  Thanks so much for your support in 2012!

It’s been a great year, and I will share a post later this week looking back on my year in photography.  But now, time to wrap some gifts and eat some candy. :-)

This is the famous Christmas tree that is displayed each year in the lobby of the Driskill Hotel, here in Austin, TX.  It’s a fabulous hotel and a beautiful tree, so enjoy the view and I will be back with more photos after the holiday!

Christmas tree lights

Just thought I would share a colorful Christmas-related image today.  This is one I captured a couple of years ago during a cold but beautiful blue hour up in Beaver Creek, CO.  It has been posted here previously, but it's been a long time, and I don't think anyone really saw it then.  :-)

Happy Holidays to all!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful Holiday Season!  Thanks so much for the visits, the comments, the Likes, and all that stuff.  It’s been great fun for me and I plan to keep bringing you nice photos to look at each week!

I took this shot a year ago when I was in Beaver Creek, CO.  This is a single long exposure (30 seconds) and the reason I wanted to share it today is that it has three elements in it that represent Christmas to me: the first being (quite obviously) the trees all lit up, the second being the snow (though it is not looking too good here due to the blurred cars passing by), and the third being the light trails of those passing cars, which to me symbolize how rapidly the Holidays come and go - they just whiz by!

Hope you enjoy your Holidays and thanks again for stopping by!  I’ll be back next week with more exciting and beautiful pictures!

The Driskill Christmas Tree

Ah, Christmas.  Ain't it fun?  It's that time of year to eat, shop, and eat some more.  Usually we have everyone to our house for the "big dinner" but this year we decided to go to The Driskill Hotel for Christmas dinner.  It was quite a treat and the food was excellent.  Plus, I didn't have to clean the kitchen!  For those of you not familiar with Austin, The Driskill Hotel is sort of the Grand Dame of Austin hotels.  It was built in 1886 and occupies a prime piece of property in the center of downtown.  It's a beautiful place and is photographed quite often.  For me, this tree has been one of those things that you photograph but are never satisfied with - at least until now.  I shot this last year, quite a few different ways, and never liked it, so the pics just sat on my hard drive and took up space.  But since we were going there on Christmas day this year, I thought I would give it another try.  This time I feel like it came out pretty well, so here it is.  Hope you all enjoyed Christmas!