Category Archives: Winter

Family Gingerbread House Day

This weekend the kids wanted to build Gingerbread Houses, so we stocked up on Goldfish and lots of icing and candy.  Unfortunately Martha and I ate most of the candy, so we stocked up again the next day and got to work.  The building went into the night and even the next morning, but the results were fantastic.  Henry’s house has a detached garage, swimming pool with spa, and even a Seattle Space Needle replica.  Here are some pictures:

See the rest of the photos from the Gingerbread House build here: http://carsonmatthews.smugmug.com/Holidays/Christmas/27224612_C5mSvj 

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The Ocean Clouds and Sun of Ponte Vedra

On the last morning in Ponte Vedra, I looked outside, the clouds were really sharp, and I sprinted out to get a shot of the choppy waves, bulky clouds and bright sun.

Weekly Photo Challenge Week 51: Stillness

On the next to last week of 2011, our subject in the weekly photo challenge is Stillness.  My idea was to focus on the tripod, something I have with me all the time and use on a regular basis.  In this shot my shutter speed was 1/10th of a second, an ideal shot to take using a tripod, but it was my subject…so I held my breath, released my breath…not sure which one was better but I think I prefer taking shots after I let my breath out.  Anyway, here is my photo of my trusty tripod:

ISO 400
170 mm
f/5.6
1/10 second

Weekly Photo Challenge Week 49 Fantasy

The Elf on the Shelf is a tremendous power in our house. The kids run around every morning trying to find him hidden around the house. During the day they leave him chocolate only to find empty wrappers when they return from school. They tell him about their days and what they want from Santa, and totally trust that each night he delivers their message to the North Pole.

50mm
ISO 800
F/5.0
1/6 second