I hope everyone is having a good holiday! Personally I had a wonderful but tiring Christmas – I’m writing this in my first free moment since Christmas Eve!
Matryoshka – These are three of a collection of Russian nesting dolls, which I photographed individually and merged in Photoshop.
Cat Pig in the Hat – This is a high-key version of Rusty’s Santa piggy, this time involving Charlie.
Jingle Bells – This is a Christmas decoration which I shot on our Christmas tree, backlit by fairy lights. The lights shining through the frosted glass created a beautiful soft, golden effect.
The little saxophone boy – This is another of our Christmas decorations. I lit it with my flash – with an orange gel on – which I bounced off a nearby wall.
Rosy – This is my sister, who is staying with us for the holidays. I used a slightly high angle, and my flash-umbrella set-up from camera-left.
Seeing stars – This is based on a photo I saw on 500px, When You Wish Upon a Star by Magdalena Ginalska. I took three photos, cut a star out of the one, and positioned them until I was happy.
Tiers of the sun – This is one of the sunflowers which we used as a centre-piece at our Christmas table. My flash was placed behind the flower, creating some beautiful, backlit layers of petals and sepals.
Enjoy the rest of your New Year’s Eve! As always I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on my images.