Monday, December 17, 2012


Some presents all wrapped up and ready for Christmas.  Shooting in manual is becoming easier and easier now.  Practice is all it takes.  I am shooting here in manual and I really think it looks just like the pictures I take in the auto mode.  I start out with the photo over-exposed and I always warm them up to a natural look.  That is where I am comfortable.  I am guessing, that in the editing is where photographers are getting the dreamy looks, because just over-exposing it doesn't seem to make it look dreamy.  
I have to give a shout out to Marla and Steve of Always Nesting.  They had a great little giveaway with a Pottery Barn Christmas wine bag, tags, string, wrapping/crafting accessories, and I won.  The wine, bag, the string, and the tags were used in this picture.  Thank you Marla and Steve!!
 December Photo-a-day challenge at A Content Housewife


Always Nesting said...

Thank you for the shout out! Glad you liked the prize :)

High Heeled Life said...

Gorgeous photo!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I thought there was a program that gave that dreamy look. I have a blogger friend who really isn't blogging right now who used to take the most beautiful photos and then make them look dreamy. Not sure how, but she did. I know she was touting some photo program. Your pictures look great to me, Sherry. And your presents do, too. Love your wrapping.

I'm off to play catchup with everything that is calling my name before CHristmas with Mr. Magpie MIA on business. So I want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas just in case I don't get back online this week. I hope to be blogging more regularly after the first of the year with hopefully my new computer which Santa is supposed to bring!!!



Sonny G said...

so pretty Sherrie.. I know folks will love getting those.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I've been trying to figure out how to get that dreamy look as well! Either it is a really expensive lens or a photo editing program. Both of which I do not have, haha.

The presents look great! Congrats on the win ;)

Katarina said...

I've been wrapping some presents myself today. Love yours! :-)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sherry, Congrats on your win and the photos look wonderful. Santa is bringing me a new camera and I know there will be quite a learning curve. Happy Holidays! xx, Sherry

Sew a Fine Seam said...

Oh how fun to win that giveaway! Congrats to you - and you made lovely packages with it too!