Blue Hour at Christmastime

A revisit to Christmas Blue Hour.  Christmastime is here at last, a favorite time of the year for faith, family, food, festivities and of course, beautiful decorations of light and color, snow sledding, skating and enjoying the season.  It is a delightful time for photographers to capture the beauty in HDR.  As we embark on our Christmas Photo Tour, we share a favorite from our Greenbrier Photo Shoot:

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Beautiful in Blue, The Greenbrier Resort glorious in color, lights and couple that with the “blue hour” and “snow’ — a recipe for pure delight to the eyes!  A week at Greenbrier on combination photoshoot and holiday adventure offered a plethora of wonderful delights for our HDR photography.  We trekked the estate at 12 degrees and six inches of snow to photograph the lights and decorations filling cards to the hilt until we were frozen and on return were rewarded with a cozy place in front of the fireplace with super-delish hot chocolate, warm cookies and a glorious concert!  It was a  truly a magical Christmas holiday adventure!

The Greenbrier is an award-winning resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. As a National Historic landmark, The Greenbrier Resort’s classic architecture, exquisite interior design, carefully sculpted landscape, impeccable service and outstanding amenities have hosted distinguished guests from around the world since 1778.

Visit our galleries for a larger view of this image:  Beautiful in Blue

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HDR Notes: Canon 5dMII, Canon EF50mm f1.2L, Raw, [3 at +2-0-_2] ISO 800, Photomatix, Topaz DeNoise, PS-CS4, Sandstone Texture

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Where Shall We Dance?

As we prepare for the New Year’s Eve celebration we are reminded of the beauty of the season and what better reminder then the ballrooms of beautiful hotels, venues, resorts become alive with festivities to celebrate our New Year.  One of our favorite ballrooms – The Greenbrier Resort where we vacation at Christmas.  This is truly a beautiful ballroom and an amazing resort to photograph.  Add the Greenbrier Resort to you must see, must do, must photograph bucket list!

JayJacy Photography

~~“Transcend the terrestrial; surpass the celestial,
from nature’s hands when you receive the sublime pleasures of dance.” ~~
― SRizvi

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Christmas Greetings to Our Chic Friends

It’s that time again so we wish a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our friends, followers, visitors and colleagues at HDRCHIC. You really are “classy” and you make it a total joy to photograph, tour and share. Thank you for sharing your love of photography and art with us. May your Christmas and holidays this season be rich in all things and open new opportunities for 2014! Cheers, Jay & Jacy

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Come for a visit on our WineChics and JayJacy blogs for a little more Christmas cheer. Be sure to stop by and visit our HDR and photography friends on our links above for beautiful photography and art!

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Photography: Copyright, JayJacy Photography ©2016 All Rights Reserved
No Reblogs Please. Thanks