2019 December WATR…Christmas Time Images and Poems
Season Greetings and welcome to the December 2019 edition of my Instructional BLOG – Workshop at the Ranch. For the past 17 years I have traditionally posted the “Year in Review” but this December WATR features a selection of images and Christmas Time poems that I hope you will enjoy. …What can I say, I’m in a Holiday mood.
CHECK OUT my NEW: 2020 Workshops Calendar to see when and where I will be teaching a workshop or seminar that you might be interested in Dave’s 2020 Workshops Calendar: https://daveblackphotography.com/upcoming-workshops/
2020 Workshops Calendar (so far):
January 7-10, 2020 … CES Show: Dave’s topic: “Building Your Career in SPORTS Photography” at the NIKON booth and NIKON LIVE streaming from Las Vegas, NV. NIKON LIVE link TBA on January 7, 2020
January 30-February 1, 2020 … SEPJC (Southeast Photojournalism Conference) Nashville, TN. http://sepjc.com/
May 11-14, 2020 … Summit LIGHTING workshop featuring Dave’s “Experimenting with LIGHT” classes. Denver, CO. https://www.photographyatthesummit.com/
July 8-13, 2020 … Summit SPORTS workshop featuring Dave’s “Experimenting with LIGHT” classes. Denver, CO. https://www.photographyatthesummit.com/
September 12-17, 2020 … Summit ADVENTURE workshop featuring Dave’s “HSS and LIGHTPAINTING” classes. Jackson Hole, WY. https://www.photographyatthesummit.com/
September 27-October 2, 2020 … Summit NATURE workshop featuring Dave’s “Experimenting with LIGHT” classes. Jackson Hole, WY. https://www.photographyatthesummit.com/
NOTE: Please check Dave’s Workshop Calendar page each month for updated calendar of additional workshops: https://daveblackphotography.com/upcoming-workshops/
“Christmas Time Images and Poems”
Image & Poem #1 … “Christmas Wreath”
Its 12 days before Christmas,
And I’m in the mood,
To post some Holiday pictures,
That are all well and good,
So I’ll start with a Wreath,
And a poem of cheer,
So that everyone can declare,
That “Christmas Time is here”
“Christmas Wreath” … #NikonD750, ISO1600, 1/800,f8.
@nikonusa @nikonambassadors #nikonambassador #nikonnofilter
Image & Poem #2 … “Winter Horse”
Twas an icy morn in the mountains,
And a Winter Horse did appear,
After spending the night in a storm,
The snow on his back was clear,
So I stepped out of my truck,
Steadied the camera on the roof,
And made a picture that I liked,
Of the scene with tiptoeing hoofs.
“Winter Horse” … #NikonD750, ISO1600, 1/1000 at f8. @nikonusa @nikonambassadors #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador
Image & Poem #3 … “Christmas Barn”
With the Season comes the snow,
And to make a nice picture,
A red barn that I know,
So I take off my gloves,
And look through the viewfinder,
At the wintery scene,
And a gentle reminder,
That Santa is coming,
And before too long,
I’ll dream the Christmas dreams,
From my childhood long gone.
“Christmas Barn” … #NikonP5100, ISO200, 1/1000 at f5. @nikonusa @nikonambassadors #nikonambassador
Image & Poem #4 … “Christmas Tree”
Fresh snow on a tree,
Catches my eye through the pines,
It’s almost Christmas,
It’s almost here,
I think in my childlike mind,
So I start counting the days,
Each one I’ve been good,
And forget all the bad ones,
Just as fast as I could.
“Christmas Tree” … #NikonD2x, ISO320, 4 seconds at f16, Lightpainting.
The entire series of 12 Christmas Time Images and Poems will be posted on my Instagram @daveblackphoto starting Friday December 14 and each day through Christmas Day December 25, 2019.
Have a Happy Holiday Season and a Merry Christmas, and I’ll see you next time here on Workshop at the Ranch.
Blessings to all. Dave