Day 6 was about angles and thinking about lighting etc for opening presents on the big day. Conveniently, it was someone's birthday yesterday, so I was able to practise on him. Bless him, he went slowly for me so I could get some shots. Even Maisie got in on the act - and I never get a decent photo of her!
One of our family traditions is that, each year, we let Stephen choose a new decoration for the tree. This year, rather than just take a photo of it hanging on a branch, I went for a slightly different shot - love how it sums him up, bitten fingernails and all!
And now he's 11! Where did that time go? No musical chairs or pass the parcel anymore - just a few friends round for a DVD and popcorn, a few games of Wii Party and tea. Nice and simple!
He still wanted a homemade cake though - and asked for Annoying Orange! If you don't know Annoying Orange - just don't Google it. It's so - annoying!
And here is Day 7 - Razzle Dazzle. Love the effect of going into manual focus and getting the beautiful bokeh - I even had a go with my punches and got the shaped bokeh. Not great but it worked - looking forward to getting the tree up so I can play some more.