Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Decorating

We love Christmas in our house! Naturally, we had a lot of fun decorating. Everytime I went downstairs my girls would ask in excitement, "Are you getting the tree?" It was great to see the same kind of excitement in them that I had when I was a kid. It really makes this time more special.

We were almost done before I realized I should have taken some pictures. Here are a couple from the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Decorating for Christmas (by John Brainard)

Decorating for Christmas (by John Brainard)

Yes. We decided a few years ago that we aren't going to go shopping on Black Friday. It just doesn't seem right to us that people are so concerned about getting good deals that they'll trample to death a Walmart employee.


IvaN said...

hi.. nice pic on the x'mas tree..
care to share on how to create the effect.
thanks :)

John Brainard said...

Thanks, Ivan!

It was pretty simple, actually. I used the exposure brush in Lightroom described in this video here:

IvaN said...

Thanks. John!
Will try out later.