Do you like your photography clear, crisp and defined as above, or ...
do you prefer a vintage, weathered and worn feel to them as above,
and in the following two Christmas images?
(This lovely Santa is from DeviantArt.com and the texture is from ShadowHouseCreations.)
Isn't it a wonderful thing to have choices - to have the freedom to exercise our will to make choices that mesh with our aesthetic, our sensibilities? Even in such a simple thing as the choice of how we present our homes and gifts over the holidays.....
During this down-turn in the economy funds may be tight and that does limit certain options and choices. However, we always maintain the freedom to choose our attitude to our circumstances and our actions in whatever situation we may find ourselves. One of the advantages of experiencing economic hardship is that instead of consuming, we can concentrate on creating. Creativity replacing consumption - what a simple and brilliant concept that we should consider embracing no matter what our economic situation! Creatively using what we already have is also in step with lightening our footprint on the planet and living an ecologically sustainable existence.
Have you considered a creative, modest approach to the holidays this year, as opposed to one of conspicuous and compromising consumption?