Christmas Spent some time today thinking about what I might send. Eventually decided on sharing the same image as yesterday but in color with a couple of additions. It took me almost 4 hours to composite, then Jan looked at it and didn't like it, so it was back to the drawing board for another period of time. I wasn't able to composite as well as I wanted, as you will immediately recognize, but it was the best I could do. Obviously I need to put in a lot more time to get this right, but at least I gave it my best.
Lest we not forget the reason for which we celebrate this holiday.
""In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.”"
A very Merry Christmas to you all!! Christmas Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority;ISO 200; 1/1000 sec @ f / 9.