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Photo #1583

Toppled Nolan on Christmas Eve

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Taking photos of infants can be fun, lots of fun actually.  It can also be fairly frustrating, but mostly fun.

A year ago, on Christmas Eve, we were attempting to take photos of Nolan in his Christmas pajamas in front of our tree.  Nolan, however, had other plans, and he didn’t really feel like sitting nice in front of the tree.  Instead, he plopped down on his back and started trying to grab any ornament he could reach.  It was, as usual, funny just to watch him play around, and it’s nice to get non-posed photos of babies just being babies.  We’ll see tonight if Nolan wants to get Christmas Eve photos in his pajamas again…and if he won’t mind sitting still in front of the tree for a second or two.

Have a Merry Christmas tomorrow!

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Photo #1582

Wide Open

I recently discovered a number of photos I had taken with 35mm black & white film and thought I would share a few of my favorites.  I enrolled in a photography course my senior year of college (and even did some on-campus work as a film lab monitor), and was able to use my Grandpa’s old 35mm Minolta to learn a bunch of things that I still recall today when I’m shooting photos.  I haven’t shot any non-digital photos in quite a long time, but I really enjoyed doing so for that course as well as for a few years after that.  As soon as I got my first digital SLR…I didn’t really make any time for 35mm film.

I cannot really recall where I took this flower photo, but I like how the lighting brings out the textures and details of the petals and interior.

When is the last time you shot a camera with film??


Photo #1581

Nolan Loves Saint Nicholas

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Christmas is fast approaching…and as you can see, Nolan is super excited!!  Well, he has enjoyed the finding-a-Christmas-tree, and the house decorating (especially all the lights), but he was not all that thrilled to be sitting in Saint Nicholas’ lap last weekend.  At least he didn’t cry and wail, and he had a fun rest of the day checking out the Bethlehem Christkindlmarkt.


Photo #1580

Morning Meadow Bouquet – Etsy Print

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A meadow full of flowers, just as the rising sun hits, is a great place to be with a camera!  I had to get down low (and a bit wet with dew) to capture this photo of backlit flowers and grasses, and the mix of focus gives a bit of depth to the scene.

If you like this photo, please check out this print and many others on my J. Apgar Photo Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/listing/103293297/morning-meadow-bouquet-8×10-fine-art).Prints can make a great gift for family, friends, grab bag/secret santa, or any other occasion; just combine with a nice frame, and viola!  Leading up to Christmas, I am now offering 40% off prints (just enter ‘WINTERSNOW’ when making a purchase), so don’t pass up this chance for some great prints.  Also, be sure to visit my shop’s front page (www.etsy.com/shop/japgarphoto) and check out some of my other available prints!  Thanks for your support!