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

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

Shop Until You Drop & More

It’s that time again!  Wow, love to Christmas shop in elegant shops? Eat in fine restaurants? Visit the Casino, Spa or Games?  How about Ice Skating, Hot Chocolate, Snow, Skiing, Sleigh Rides & Horseback Riding, Shooting, Mountains and beautiful surroundings?  It is the time of the year, that “most wonderful time” to take a little holiday vacation or visit your favorite city or country places for a taste of the season.  At our recent photo tour and conference at Greenbrier, we took advantage of the surrounding beauty and tastes of the season.  As we are off for the “Christmas in the City” (Country) jaunt to favorites cities and country places, delicious photographic and fun adventures await us.   Whether you are traveling or at home, this is a favorite time to experiment with photography and especially lighting and HDR whether as novice, intermediate or professional.  Grab those cameras and go shoot and share!__jacy

This image depicts my “black&white tiled road to goodies” at Greenbrier Resort shops, casino and restaurants, spa, pools, gym & more and this is only one floor of goodies…. a fun place!  The most fun you ask?  Photographing the Christmas lights and trees!  A revisit this month for more!!
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