A December to Remember Photo Hunt

It sure has been a December to Remember for me as I helped the AllEars.net website celebrate its 15 years of existence at Walt Disney World followed by more celebrating with friends and family over the Christmas holiday.  Now, it’s time to celebrate with my blogger friends over at Karma’s When I Feel Like It Blog for this month’s Photo Hunt.

Lights – How about 5 million of them?  That’s how many lights can be found at the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Here is a about half a million of them.

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 2s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 16mm focal length, tripod.

Ornament – Inside the 5 story lobby of the Grand Floridian resort at Walt Disney World stands a 45 foot tall Christmas tree with Victorian era ornaments on a grand scale like these swans.

Swan ornament on the Grand Floridian Resort Christmas tree at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

Swan ornament on the Grand Floridian Resort Christmas tree at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/20s, f/5.6, ISO 3200, EV 0, 300mm focal length.

Card – My wife has had a way to display Christmas cards sent to us on a wall of our kitchen for each year we’ve been married.  That is pretty good for some yarn (replaced a couple of times) and a few cardboard cutouts.  The first card is from our daughter, Krystal, who is living in North Dakota these days but still remembers her Disney roots.

Wall Christmas Card Display.

Wall Christmas Card Display. Nikon D700/24-85G, 1/25s, f/8, ISO 3200, EV 0, 35mm focal length.

Frost – Last year by this time my area had over 70 inches of snow.  This year, barely 2 inches.  Temperatures above freezing except for a couple of mornings when I had no light before I had to leave for work.  So, for this one, I am getting an assist from Michaela of The Daily Click blog who did not have time for the photo hunt but did get this photo of frost.  Seems it’s colder in Texas these days than New York.  Go figure? Thanks, Michaela!

Treat – there is but one treat this time of year for me…Christmas Cookies!

Christmas cookies are a favorite treat of mine.

Christmas cookies are a favorite treat of mine. Nikon D700/24-85G, 1/30s, f/8, ISO 720, EV 0, 48mm focal length, rear-sync flash at -2.0 power.

Family – I consider myself lucky to have both my daughters home for the holidays this year.  I know it might not always be so.

Scott's daughters home for the holidays.

Scott's daughters home for the holidays. Nikon D700/24-85G, 1/50s, f/8, ISO 1600, EV 0, 45mm focal length, bounced rear-sync flash at -1.0 power.

Bonus – My favorite winter holiday is Christmas! Surprise! 😀  The only thing better than Christmas is spending time at Walt Disney World when they are celebrating the December holiday.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse and their friend, Goofy, on the gingerbread house in the Grand Floridan resort at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

 Come back tomorrow for the Four Seasons assignment recap.

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13 Responses to A December to Remember Photo Hunt

  1. Karma says:

    Love it, Scott! That is a bit of a cheat using Michaela’s very cool frost picture though! An archived shot is acceptable too! I did say that I love all sorts of creative interpretations of my photo hunts though, didn’t I? 😆 (if you get a chance to look at my page, you can see how I dealt with the lack of frost!)
    That is an unbelievable amount of Christmas lights! I can’t even imagine the amount of time and manpower it must take to get it all put up. The shot of your girls is very sweet.
    Thanks for participating, Scott! I always love your takes on the hunt!

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    • I know…just plain ran out of time. I had this grand idea of doing a reverse macro of frost. Of course, today it’s freezing, snowing with lots of frost about. I thought “borrowing” Michaela’s was being creative. 😀

      It takes Disney about three months to hang all those lights and get them working. All that work is done after hours when the park is closed.

      You’re welcome! Keep them going!

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  2. Great entries, Scott! I guess a photo hunt includes hunting for photos on other blogs! 😉 (And Karen, he DID ask for permission 🙂 )
    I like your Christmas card display…. ours are all in a basket on the dining table…. and I see a familiar one!!

    Oh, and you’ll never guess what I took pictures of this morning!

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  3. Gerry says:

    And the best part of all, hands down, is having those daughters. A happy Christmas cavalcade, Scott.

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  4. Sybil says:

    Love today’s images Scott. Your daughters are lovely.

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  5. Hi Scott! It’s great to be complete on Christmas days. And you have awesome photos too.

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  6. Dawn says:

    Love them all….frost included…but really love the shot of the girls. So special to have them home I know.

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  7. Great shots as usual, Scott. Hope you’ve been keeping well. Just wanted to wish you a very happy new year. All the best for 2012.
    Dave

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  8. milkayphoto says:

    Well done, Scott! Happy New Year!

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  9. Ellen says:

    Awesome to include the disney theme! I’m a Disneyland fan of many many years. Never made it to DW, though–love those lights!

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