Eye candy

Christmas Eve is when Santa visits kids in Sweden, so Christmas Day was a chance to take it easy and enjoy the day.

To admire thoughtful gifts like these gorgeous silver earrings. Unique too.

(Sir Pe bought two necklaces and then had the shop make earrings out of them instead.)


It was also a day to play around with new toys: like my macro lens.

Sometimes eyes are shutters, or windows, to the inside —

And sometimes they reflect the world outside.

Like this photo: the family at the breakfast table, the mural on the wall,

The soft snow outside, me with my camera and my daughter’s beautiful eye.

(Sorry if you find the reflection of her eyelashes slightly freaky.)


“The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child.” — Emerson

If I looked into your eyes, what would I see?

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46 responses

  1. Probably the extra calories I gained this week!

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    December 27, 2010 at 17:16

  2. oh wow…that eye shot is crazy…very cool…keep looking through lenses and windows…glad you had a good christmas…

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    December 27, 2010 at 17:20

  3. You could put candy in front of the freaky eye = real eye candy! 😀

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    December 27, 2010 at 17:29

  4. Very cool photos and so appropriately titled. How lovely that you got a macro lens.. for you, and for the rest of us who will enjoy your photos.

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    December 27, 2010 at 18:05

  5. Now THAT is what I call a close up! Good job F.!

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    December 27, 2010 at 18:13

  6. love the pink color and the dof in the first one
    great POV in second one

    hope u r having fun with u r new toy

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    December 27, 2010 at 19:03

  7. santa brought you goodies, i see. how wonderful.

    i think santa forgot to get me the dslr i always wanted 🙂

    i better be good next year to get it.

    enjoy the coming new year.

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    December 27, 2010 at 20:05

  8. Amy

    Very cool shot (self portrait in your child’s eye)and the macro lens is something I’ve wished for also but guess I’ll keep wishing for…good things come to those who wait right?

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    December 27, 2010 at 23:11

  9. Wow! That new lens was certainly a good investment: two days in and you’re already producing great shots like these 🙂

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    December 28, 2010 at 00:03

  10. Don

    Good eye!

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    December 28, 2010 at 01:37

  11. Jen

    Have a great time with that lens. We are looking forward to seeing new shots from you.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    December 28, 2010 at 04:09

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  13. Those are both fantastic photographs. Congratlations on the new lens, and hoping to see many more such photographs.

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    December 28, 2010 at 05:48

  14. the macro shots are awesome! looking forward to see more of your macros with your new lens.:p

    here’s wishing you a fabulous New Year!

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    December 28, 2010 at 06:22

  15. I’m still trying to figure out the way you took this. You are so creative. Bravo!

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    December 28, 2010 at 06:31

  16. A new macro lens! And lovely photos, have a wonderful holiday season.

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    December 28, 2010 at 06:56

  17. Wow, lovely stuff, Fi. You’re gonna have fun, fun, fun with this, I can tell.
    And a whole new year to try it out in. Super.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    December 28, 2010 at 07:04

  18. Amazing eye shot! Fantastic! You are indeed so very creative! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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    December 28, 2010 at 07:04

  19. Oh, Fi! A new Macro toy and jewels, too – you are one lucky woman!

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    December 28, 2010 at 07:13

  20. An amazing photo Fi! Well done! I would never have thought to do this! I wonder if it is “photo-shopped” or straight reflection? I would love to know your secret? – Dave

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    December 28, 2010 at 07:43

    • I don’t own photoshop. This is a photo straight out of the camera. The light was just right and I managed to get a reflection of myself in my duaghter’s eye… No secret really. Just point, focus and shoot!

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      December 28, 2010 at 09:37

  21. Congrats on your macro lens Fi.

    Very nice photo, colors and DoF
    Have a nice day, Bram

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    December 28, 2010 at 08:01

  22. Amazing macro shots…looks forward to see more!

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    December 28, 2010 at 09:52

  23. wow, your pic and caption fit perfectly. love your blog.

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    December 28, 2010 at 10:35

  24. How beautiful!! You are so poetical in words and photography!Thanks for your comment. At this moment I am waiting for a telephonecall asking me to collect my visitors! Everythin is ready for them.

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    December 28, 2010 at 11:22

  25. a very creative concept superbly executed!!

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    December 28, 2010 at 12:14

  26. oh, so happy for you !!!!

    looking forward to seeing how you do always.

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    December 28, 2010 at 15:24

  27. Super photos!

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    December 28, 2010 at 15:30

  28. interesting shot!

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    December 28, 2010 at 15:55

  29. Wonderful shots. I particularly like the first one.

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    December 28, 2010 at 16:16

  30. Pat

    What a unique shot! I’m impressed with your macro camera shot of your daughter’s eye. Her eye is perfectly in focus and I can see things in the room behind you. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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    December 28, 2010 at 16:22

  31. Great photos. I see that you ARE really playing around with your macro lens and with your daughter’s beautiful eye!!!

    Her eye acts as fisheye converter!!!

    Happy Holidays.

    Yoshi

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    December 28, 2010 at 16:51

  32. You have wonderful shots on your blog. I enjoyed the ones in this post but also in the other posts too.

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    December 28, 2010 at 17:17

  33. Congrats to Sir Pe for a VERY CREATIVE Gift!!!!

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    December 28, 2010 at 17:48

  34. Al

    I love that eye shot, very inventive! I’d like to get a real macro lens one of these years.

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    December 28, 2010 at 18:13

  35. I love that photo of the reflection in the eye.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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    December 28, 2010 at 20:14

  36. I’ve missed being around for your amazing photos of late. Very creative shot.

    And love the Emerson quote as well.

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    December 29, 2010 at 12:56

  37. That’s a really unusual macro shot! How clever of you – and how patient of your daughter 🙂

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    December 29, 2010 at 13:24

  38. Merry Christmas to Lady Fi..a macro lens how cool is that ..and earrings..!!
    That eye candy photo is something else..I think the lashes just make it more dramatic!
    Happy New Year! 🙂

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    December 29, 2010 at 18:56

  39. Those earrings look stunning 🙂

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    December 30, 2010 at 00:18

  40. the earrings look good enough to eat.

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    December 31, 2010 at 00:53

  41. Happy New Years!

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    December 31, 2010 at 22:33

  42. great macro shot, Fiona.Good luck with the new lens. I know u will create beautiful shots
    have a nice YEar, sweetheart

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    January 2, 2011 at 21:46

  43. What a fascinating photo! I expect there will be a lot more entirely new views on your blog as you experiment with the new lens…

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    January 4, 2011 at 04:20

  44. I love love love the eye shot!!! I’m so happy you got a macro lens … I’m sure we’ll see so many cool new things here.

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    January 5, 2011 at 02:31

  45. Return to Norway

    The eye shot is just awesome!

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    January 7, 2011 at 18:55

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