This past Sunday (Dec. 2), I spent most of my day at the annual Holiday Boutique at my local botanical garden, showing and selling a variety of my work. In the afternoon after the Santa photographer had left, I took a quick break to grab some close-up images of the Christmas trees behind Santa’s seat. This one is a Lensbaby capture, likely at f/4, as I wanted some blur and glow. (Olympus E-5 & Lensbaby Sweet 35, f/stop unknown as the lens does not transmit this information to the camera’s EXIF, 1/15 sec., ISO 1600, indoor lighting, handheld.)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 2 years ago

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseabout 2 years ago

    Such a delicate and pretty creation Celeste!!!

  • Thanks very much, Sharon!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous ornament and work.
    Hope you had a great time.

  • Thank you very much, Joy! I had fun but also wore myself out completely!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 2 years ago

    What a beautiful bauble and well captured. Hope you sold a lot whilst you were there.

  • Thanks very much, Karen! Sales were acceptable but not great (a little below what I sold at last year’s boutique), and that was pretty much what I heard from some other vendors I chatted with. Still, it was very much worth my time to be there and chat with potential customers and hand out business cards.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesabout 2 years ago

    Lovely image, sorry that we cannot accept it into Glitter, Sparkle & Shine because of the writing.

  • Thank you for the lovely comment, Morag, and sorry to have troubled you with an ineligible image.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...about 2 years ago

    Such a subtle but Christmasy image, Celeste, and the sparkles and the soft blur give the feeling of a bit of motion as if this lovely ornament were swinging just a bit on it’s fir tree limb….didn’t know you had a Lensbaby, do you like it? Also, did you get to have a word or two with Santa…?

  • Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Katherine! The ornament was quite still, but the way the Lensbaby blurs things does make it look as if the ball might be moving a little. My Lensbaby is quite new (I still toss more images than I keep), but I’m enjoying the process of getting to know it. No, I didn’t speak to Santa. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • MarieG
    MarieGabout 2 years ago

    Lovely seasonal image Celeste…hope you have a great Holiday season!

  • Thank you very much, Marie – Happy Holidays to you and yours!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • vic321
    vic321about 2 years ago


  • Thanks very much, Vic, glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful work! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  • Thank you for the feature – much appreciated!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsabout 2 years ago

    Love the sparkling and movement, Celeste!!!! A beautiful card!!!!

  • I couldn’t resist the sparkly gold ornaments on the tree – thank you, Eby!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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