Bah Humbug – Mom*tog Monday Memory

I’ve been feeling a little bah humbugish about the holidays.  We don’t have our tree or inside decorations up yet, I’ve only bought a couple of Christmas presents, and Buddy our elf, just made his first appearance yesterday.  I feel so behind.  Yet, it’s only December 3rd…

We did put up our outside lights last weekend.  At least that is done.  But, Chuck is now informing me that he needs to put up more lights.  Men.

I love to take outside Christmas light pictures right after the sun goes down.  You don’t need flash yet, and still get the glow of the lights.  Just be careful your shutter speed isn’t too low.  If you are shooting kids you will get motion blur!  All of these photos were taken at 4:50.  Right after the sun had set.

Canon 5D Mark II, 50 1.2

F 2.0 1/125, ISO 1000

F 2.0 1/160, ISO 1000

F 2.0 1/160, ISO 1000


  1. The last one is hiliarious. Her facial expression is classic.

  2. Leah says

    Cute pictures and cute decorations! Hey, at least you guys have your tree- we won’t have a free weekend to get ours for two more weeks. So you’re not too behind!

  3. Erica says

    Thank you for sharing tips, I’ve made it my goal to learn about my camera and tips like these help so much!

  4. Jamie says

    Why does K look so grown up here?? I think I like her in her cute jammies and diaper, she looks more like a baby that way. :)
    Jamie´s last blog post ..Liam’s 3rd Birthday Pirate Party!!!

  5. OOooooh, I have to remember that = take pics right before sun goes down – noted :) My night pics area AWFUL so this is such a great tips and how beautifully we can see the twinkling of the lights. Hubby has also gone a bit LIGHT crazy this year too, all in great fun.
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