Tuesday, December 04, 2012

12.4: Bright Lights, Big Love

Christmas time is one of the funnest times to play with your camera.

You can't help but smile when you can turn the lights from the office building across the street...

...to one filled with glowing hearts.

Or when the courtyard for the condos next door...

...is suddenly aglow with love.

And isn't it nice to turn this sad, empty parking lot...

...into a spot where a few hearts can light up even the darkest spaces.

Of course, I love the colored lights on my tree...

But when each colored light is transformed into multi mini hearts, I love it even more.

I did it all with this little DIY bokeh filter.
I learned how to make it last year from this website.

So go on...make one for your camera and play and experiment! It's a lot of fun. I promise.

In the meantime, I'll share with you today's box of wonderful winter fruits and veggies...
It was packed to the brim today! It had 2 yellow onions, 1 pound red potatoes, 3 fuji apples, 3 gold bosc pears, 3 eureka lemons, 6 satsuma mandrain oranges, 1 pound baby bok choy, 1 bulb fennel, 1 bunched broccoli, 1 bunched carrots, 1 bunched spinach and a bag of baby mixed lettuce. YUMMY!

I couldn't resist making some roasted veggies for dinner. I used 1/2 the bulb of fennel, all of the carrots, 1/2 of the broccoli, most of the potatoes, some fresh thyme, a little bit of olive oil and a light sprinkling of kosher salt. Is your mouth watering? Plenty for leftovers, too. Unless I have some for a midnight snack!

1 comment:

Ginnie said...

Aha! So THAT'S how you do the bokeh. Very cool, Mad. Now I have an appetite. I need to go fix supper!