Fog is wonderful, when it is not ruining your shots. While not the best year for fog, still many opportunities for those who chase. Below are my efforts:
1) Golden Frisco
2) Two Islands
3) Simmering Panther
4) Pink Lemonade
5) Blue Diablo
6) Cement Oasis
7) Island Fantasy
8) Lighted Journey
9) Golden Dawn
10) Cotton Candy Galore
11) Cloud Stew
12) Pink Smog
13) Journey through Dreams
Spotted my first globular springtail of the season the other day on the lid of a water barrel.
5Dmk2/MPE-65/430Ex flash. Focus stacked using zerene. About 1.6mm body length
A big thank you for those who participated in this challenge. I know this time of year can be hectic as it was for myself, I never did get my examples up. But you all did fabulous at expressing the seasons celebrations.
@jwear - your lone image was perfect for starting out the challenge. An interesting find when out and about to shoot at wildlife!
@pegelli - all three of your images scream the theme. Out of them I liked the standard firework shot as being the most celebrated!
@grandmaR - I like your historic house decorations best to show the season.
@slpollett - your kitty is like all kitties, they love the holidays don't they?!
@puzzledpaul - you have 3 very unique images here. I keep coming back to the grebe with the snow falling. That is one thing we are missing here in Alaska, snow.
@DavidRGillespie - I like your heavily decorated tree. Kudos on getting the little star lights in the shot!
3rd place goes to;
@sarasphotos - The market at the town hall is a perfect example of seasons celebration. I can almost feel the brisk air!
2nd place there was a tie...
@lkbart - all 3 of your images were spot on and all 3 deserved to place. However, I figured the only way to do this was to tie one of your images with second place, but if there is a conflict with the winner posting a new challenge, then kurzvorzwoelf will get the honor of running the next challenge. Your ballet image would have tied for first, but I just thought it would be better to place it here at second. Kudos for having 3 awesome images this round!
@kurzvorzwoelf - of the 3 you posted, I really liked this first one because of the tree in the background brings it all into a more interesting picture.
And first place goes to @lkbart - Your kitty watching the lights of the little town, perhaps hoping to get a glimpse of little fairies looming about the little houses. Beautifully shot!
So congrats to all! Have a happy New Year! I look forward to seeing what you come up with for the next round Lillian.