We had our annual trip to the Christmas Tree Farm. I look forward to this every year. We only started cutting down our own trees once we moved to Austin. I can't remember what we did before that but I think we mostly got a mini tree or just waited until we got to my parent's house.
I brought my new little portrait lens along and I really love how the photos turned out. When I first tried using it I tried using it at f/1.8 but that was just way too narrow a depth of field. I turned it up to 2.8 and was much happier with the photos this time around. I'm still struggling with the zoom but I'm not sure I'm the type to switch lenses a lot.
Here is how it looks with Day 4. Two days, two different farms.
I added another full page here. I added the photo and journaling directly to the template and printed it out as one piece. It takes a little extra time to type and print my journaling but I can get a lot more of the story down than I would otherwise and am far happier than with my hand writing. I stapled a little five transparency to the date circle here. I loved this patterned paper that came with the kit and hated cutting it up, but it really looked good here. Then I added another silver star here as well.
I created a 3x8 insert with more photos from the farm. I could have added ten more but am trying to edit myself a little.
I used a divided page to hold more photos of the day. An easy and quick way to get a lot of photos in. Not every day will be this busy. These are important events to my family and our story and I didn't want to leave them out even if it means tripling up on stories for one day.
I am linking up with Ali Edwards, which is also who I get my December Daily kit from. You can see all of my December Daily posts here.