Wandering Camera – December Linky Party

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Welcome to the month of December Wandering Camera linky party.  We are reaching the end, the next one will be the last one.  Thank you so much for visiting, for your lovely comments and for sharing your photos.

Unfortunately, November was not an easy month for me for various reasons.   Add that to working around the clock for a couple of weeks, I was more than ready for the Thanksgiving holidays by the time they came around.  Until then, I did what I always do – I went for walks.  We went to a trail that we haven’t visited since last spring.  So much had changed!  Dry and yellow changed to wet ground and dark greens.  Days are also getting shorter, so it’s a lot darker in the woods.  Most of the time I didn’t make it outside before the light started fading so I took the opportunity and practised low light photography.

Here are my photos from the month of November –


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 1.  Surprised to find wildflowers blooming

2.  Always reminds me of Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.  Exotic glasswork

4.  Luscious red


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5.  Golden Gate Bridge shrouded in fog

6.  Fairytale streetlights

7. Sit and rest a while

8. Hitting the trail again


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9. A cluster of water beads, as brilliant as diamonds

10. Yosemite in watercolour

11. Charlie is always confused

12. Golden Gate strait


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13. Glass pumpkins

14.  Reminiscent of Victorian London

15.  Golden tree line seen from my window

16.  Red berries everywhere


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17. Magnolia fruit

18.  Started holiday shopping with purchasing food for donation

19.  A rainy day on our favourite drive

20. Found a building with architectural details


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21. A pixie and a mandrake = mayhem

22.  Happy to be home after being at the doctor for half a day

23. Seeds emerging from the Magnolia fruit

24.  Happy Thanksgiving


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25.  Spooky trees, my take on Black Friday

26.  Another rainy day overlooking a vineyard

27.  Peaceful

28.  Creeks are starting to flow with rainwater


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29.  You never know what you will come across in the woodlands

30.  New beginnings

Harry Potter Fabric


Just a little note – remember, the Harry Potter giveaway is still going on, in case you missed the post about it.  I am going to take a break next week, so the giveaway will be open until the 11th of December.  Here’s your chance to make a gift with out-of-print Harry Potter fabric.


My Camera Bag

As you have noticed, I am out and about photographing in all kinds of settings and weather.  Over the years, I have learned to keep a few things as staple items in my camera bag.  I thought I’d share a little about that.


Plastic bags/Ziplock bags

You may laugh at this one, but having this has saved my shooting plenty of times.  I always keep plastic bags and Ziplock bags handy to keep my gear dry.  On rainy days, if I am caught outside without an umbrella, I can wrap a plastic bag around the camera and still continue to take photos.  I also keep a couple of ziplock bags handy to keep my cards and lens cloth dry.


Lint Free Cloth

I keep a couple of lint-free cloths for wiping lenses and filters.  If I am not carrying my bag, I put one in my pocket.  Not only is it great to wipe away smudges, I can also wipe away the water droplets from the lens easily when it’s raining or I am shooting a waterfall.


Lens Cleaning Kit

This is an absolute must to keep in my bag, specially when I am travelling.  It consists of lens cleaning solution and wipes.  You don’t want to use glass cleaner on your lens, it’s much too harsh.


USB Cable

 I keep a dedicated USB cable in my bag for connecting my camera to my computer.  That way it’s one less thing I have to remember to pack when I am travelling.  Recently I also purchased an adapter to connect the camera to my iPad, that stays in my camera bag too.


Camera Manual

My Canon camera manual is of a compact size and stays in my bag.  I have a tendency of going to places without internet connection.  On very rare occasions, when I have had to look something up, I have been glad to have had the manual on me.


Camera-related Material

Other than lenses and the camera, I also make sure that I have this set of things in my bag.  Some of these are only needed for cameras with interchangeable lenses.

  • Battery Charger
  • Extra batteries
  • Camera base for the stand
  • Extra storage cards
  • Filters
  • Lens hoods
  • Remote shutter release for low light or night photography

I hope you find this list helpful.  Other than the list under “Camera-related Material”,  the rest of the items are good to have on you regardless of the type of camera you use.


Now it’s your turn to share your photo posts. I always look forward to seeing them.


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13 thoughts on “Wandering Camera – December Linky Party

  • Janine December 14, 2016 at 16:39

    Another great collection of photos, Soma. I love your take on Black Friday and I was very interested to see your magnolia fruit. I’ve never really seen one up close before :)

  • ladyfi December 12, 2016 at 21:39

    Your collages are just lovely!

  • jesh StG December 9, 2016 at 12:52

    A post after my heart! Love the glass and beadwork of the lamp. Isn’t the Golden Gate almost always foggy (lol), we’ll be close by there in coming week to get our son from the airport. Sorry for November – hope that December will be an easier month (but that may depend on your job:) )

  • Carol S. December 9, 2016 at 08:26

    So many gorgeous photos! I used to have an orange cat that looked just like that one and we called him Jelly. Thanks for the great hints for things to have with us when we’re out and about with our camera.

  • Villroses hage December 7, 2016 at 13:28

    Pretty motives you found!

  • tubakk December 6, 2016 at 05:00

    Beautiful photoes, as usual. I can see from some of the pictures that Christmas is coming. Have a nice day!

  • krislovesfabric December 5, 2016 at 13:33

    Red is the color this month, eh? Hope December is shaping up to be wonderful. You have some wonderful photos, I especially enjoy “reading a book with cat at hand” :) Ziploc baggie for the wet shots, huh? I will have to try that.

  • Julie December 5, 2016 at 12:59

    I love your photo of the Golden Gate Bridge, it is on my wish list of places to visit one day.

  • Kim Sharman December 5, 2016 at 02:01

    Your low light photographs are splendid, Soma. Love your Mandrake and Pixie paper pieceing….so very clever. My goodness you are certainly prepared for capturing those perfect shots of yours. May your December be a brighter one.

  • bettyl - NZ December 4, 2016 at 14:34

    What a lovely variety of shots!

  • Dixie December 4, 2016 at 13:04

    Wonderful pics, Soma. So much to praise, but I especially love the bridge, Golden Gate Strait, the red, red berries, moss, the woods and O those wonderful kitties!

  • Kaja December 4, 2016 at 02:03

    I hope December is a better month for you. I like all the red in your shots this month – it makes me wonder about picking a colour to focus on.

  • Amy at love made my home December 1, 2016 at 14:26

    Great finds, I love your Yosemite painting!

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