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3 Wonderful Image Collections to Ring in the New Year

Today there was a little surprise waiting for me when I logged into Facebook for the first time. Besides the usual "Good morning", the social media site had prepared a short video reviewing my photos, posts and likes for the past year.

It was a rather pleasant start to the day, really — taking a look back at some much-loved faces and memories of good times.  Since the presentation wasn't something I had put together myself, it was, of course, missing a few people who should have most definitely been included. As well, there were some Throwback Thursday pictures that had nothing to do with the way my 2016 looked. But for a retrospective compiled from an outside perspective it was decent enough.

Though looking back was the focus of this compilation, however,  it also served as a reminder of what's to come. Another new year looms. Hard to believe, with all the Christmas rush and fun still on its way, that in a few short weeks we will be entering 2017. For those of us w…

3 Sources for Christmas Tree Photography Tips

"The Christmas tree is a symbol of love, not money. There's a kind of glory to them when they're all lit up that exceeds anything all the money in the world could buy." — Andy Rooney

I love the warmth a Christmas tree brings to a home.  It's been mentioned, however,  in a previous blog how much I abhor the task of decorating the tree each year. It's a comedy of errors each and every time, with tangled lights, unlit strings and broken ornaments.

At 5'2" I'm always trying to find the best approach to the top, without exercising the common sense that should come with age. The most entertaining was when I recruited a young friend to hold on to the one end of the lights while I deftly climbed atop a swivelling bar stool.  No need to go into any further details. Suffice it to say, the landing wasn't pretty.

Little wonder then, given the trials and tribulations,  that I long to get that perfect picture when the job is done.  For some time this prov…