But by the time I managed to return, Christmas had arrived and the festivities were upon me. I wanted to join in in capturing images of the season, time with the family, the joyful silliness, but I wasn't too keen to jump on the bandwagon of overly festive images as these seemed to have been covered in abundance.
Instead these are simply of our family frolics (minus some key members who were unable to attend and join in the fun, though I'm well assured they still enjoyed themselves).
Despite being the middle (back end of) December and appropriately reflected by the weather here on the coast, a stroll on the beach was still on the cards and the dogs didn't disagree.
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 16-85mm @ 42mm, 1/3200s @ f5, ISO 500
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 16-85mm @ 85mm, 1/200s @ f5.6, ISO 500
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 16-85mm @ 85mm, 1/80s @ f5.6, ISO 500
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 16-85mm @ 28mm, 1/200s @ f4.5 ISO 500
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 16-85mm @ 80mm, 1/200s @ f5.6, ISO 500
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 16-85mm @ 16mm, 1/4000s @ f4.5, ISO 640
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 16-85mm @ 85mm, 1/2.5s @ f5.6, ISO 2000
At the end of the day, after all the presents had been opened, wrapping paper littered the floor and chocolate boxes lay empty, even the dogs wanted to close their eyes. One too many mince pies.
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 16-85mm @ 16mm, 1/3s @ f5, ISO 2000
Hopefully you all had a good and enjoyable Christmas as I certainly did.