Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sorry this is so late. It's been a busy couple of weeks for me, but I really wanted to post this. My mom got me this nativity set for Christmas, but gave it to me on my birthday (11/22) to open. I love the Willow Tree brand and the simple figures, and I really wanted to get this nativity set, but there's no way. It would have taken several years, buying separate sets, for me to be able to afford it. I'm very grateful (1) that my mom was so generous and thoughtful to give this to me; (2) grateful to have a "real" nativity set now (the only other one I have is tiny -- small enough to fit in the mini zen garden we have); and (3) thankful for everything that a nativity scene reminds us of.
About the photo: I used flash, but I didn't want to. I'm using a camera that is a step down from what I was used to, and it doesn't have image stabilization. If I turn the flash off (which is generally my preference), my pictures usually turn out blurry. With the flash on, they're more washed out, but not so blurry. I adjusted color and exposure, saturated, increased shadows, and put a brown border around it.