I have found when you write a book, you either take a lot of pictures you don’t use, or you get home after a looong day of shooting and realize there was one picture you didn’t take that you should have.Doh!
I took so many for Creatively Christmas because I was afraid that I would miss some. I think my poor computer groaned under the weight of all of those photos.
I found out when you plan a book(Unlike blogging where I can do whatever the heck I want.), there are also only so many pages for so many pcitures. So… there was a lot of trying to decide what worked and what didn’t, even if I felt it was all awesome.
These pictures are from Traci’s basement. She had it so cute, with such great Christmas decorating, and I really wanted to use it, but the lighting wasn’t right no matter what I did.She had so many other amazing things in her home, unfortunately,it just didn’t fit.
Luckily, instead of just forgetting about them, I get to share them with you here!
She had this amazing display with a really tall mirror and vintage trunks and industrial items. I just loved the whole way the vignette looked!!! If I had added it to the book I would have captioned it with something like :
With added embellishments of a vintage trunk and suitcase, lanterns and natural holiday decor,a large brass mirror reflects light and makes the space look larger and brighter. It’s flanked on one side with vintage pipe stacks for an industrial lodge like feel.
And then you look deeply into this picture and you see that I obviously don’t know who to either 1. Get out of the shot 2. Do my hair 3.Put my camera somewhere less obvious 4. If I had wanted to use it,I would have had to learn to use Photoshop.
This picture was just over-exposed. It was so cute though! I love those little faux trees with burlap at the base. SOOO stinking cute!
And don’t you jut want to curl up here and read a book. I love those chairs.The whole thing made such a nice scene, I wish I could have included it.
Sometimes when you take photos, it’s hard to say no to yourself. You really do fall in love with certain photos, but then you realize you have to use a discriminating eye and narrow it down. You don’t need seven of the same picture from eight slightly different angles. Normally out of all of them there are one or two that are the best, even if you love all eight.
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