Friday, December 2, 2016

Capturing magic

I love the time before Christmas.
I love the smell of Christmas. 
I love being at home 
and trying to turn it out 
into a winter wonderland. 
And then, I love looking around 
through my lens. 
Capturing life, 
cosy moments, 
holding time...

There is something so magical about this time of year, 
something that includes the excitement of photography as well. 
For me. So, I discovered bokeh … A long time ago but you know, 
in a way photography is like taking you on a journey. 
If Christmas was a photography technique, it would be bokeh, 
I think. A special kind of images hiding some ethereal beauty 
and magic in them. It comes from a Japanese word meaning
haze or blur. Out of focus from where I am. 

I tried to leave my own home produce bokeh effect. 
Shooting not only the moment but also the feeling, 
some sort of emotion and those cosy vibes I’m so into! 
I’m learning to grip them 
and it’s so funny! Little snippets of everyday life could be 
really valuable if we pay more attention to them.

For the fireplace, I decided this year to do something different. 
Browsing an old edition of Country Homes, I was struck by
a hunt themed mantel reproducing wildlife.The magic of the 
forest has suddenly sunk within my soul and the idea was given!
A leather pheasant forgotten in the attic, a wooden duck brought 
from Madrid, a leaf garland and a festive bunch in a vase were 
my tools for this year Christmas creation on the fireplace.
My father used to hunt throughout his youth but since then,
nothing to do with it. Anyway...

So, you have another slice of my edited life here, how it looks 
at home now, the atmosphere, the treats, the candle lights... 
Blogging is actually precious for that; 
there are people to share things with 
and everything is getting so much better.

I'm guessing you fully enjoy this wait time until Christmas, that 
you all have something to look forward to and the sweetest moment
of the year finds you safe and happy. 
Still don't know if I'll post again before the holidays, if not, 
I'm wishing you and your families
all the blessings things of this world.

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