Before Christmas the kids, Art and I were strolling through Lowe's (does anyone else love walking through home improvement stores/ I just LOVE walking through the kitchens! Oh, back to the point. We found these cardboard glasses, like "3-D" glasses, that claim to let you see snowflakes, Santas and snowmen. Well, we looked through them at the Christmas lights in the store, and they were pretty cool.
Fast forward to Christmas morning. I had stuffed one pair of glasses into each of our stockings, and when I opened my stocking, I was surprised to find 4 pair! Art and I had the same idea- but he bought me one of each! How funny is that?! We spent a while passing them around and looking at the pretty lights.
Later that night, I think, Austin got the idea to look at the lit Christmas tree in our front yard. I found that the colored ligths didn't look as awesome as the white icicle lights hanging from the eves. Then I wondered if I could photograph that.
Guess what?! It worked! I took these pictures with my iPhone and the normal Camera app. I just held the glasses in front of the lens.
Then I tried out my XTi! I used Aperture Priority, which I use most of the time, and left Autofocus on, and got these shots, which turned out even better!
I was so excited I emailed my Digi friends right away! Now I'm showing you!
This was the best 99¢ I ever spent! I put them in the Christmas box so we can play again next year. :)
Did you make a fun purchase for Christmas? Did you and your spouse have the same idea?
My name is Nicky Hurt. I am: a wife, mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, aunt, sister-in-law, digi scrapbooker, scrapbooking class collector, scrapbooking supply collector, roadside photographer, Air Force wife, hiker, camper, outdoorsman (when it's warm!), Alaskan, creator, TV watcher, crocheter, PEO Sister, design team member, and reader. I find that I'm getting more and more neurotic, and slightly more sarcastic every year.
" ...but the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of the three on them sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4, and 1. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in a hurry to get on to the next things: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less." -Anna Quindlen