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Eddie Mair | 07:09 UK time, Sunday, 23 December 2007

brings Jonnie's annual festive treat:

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"Here is this year's Cransley Christmas tree. I did try and utilise someadvice from Fearless Fred and played around with the manual settings onthe camera - But the candles still look a little like electric lightbulbs?"

1240 UPDATE: I have no idea why today's pic suddenly appeared here too. Think I've fixed it.

Comments

  1. At 04:15 PM on 23 Dec 2007, Stewart M wrote:

    Real candles on your tree Jonnie? Have you risk assessed it?

  2. At 06:15 PM on 23 Dec 2007, Frances O wrote:

    Fantastic, Jonnie!

    I think it looks great.

    I recently did a four-(half)day digital camera course and, as a total novice, found it fascinating. My experiments with flash were often limited to forgetting whether it was on or off. Some interesting results and a few disasters. But I'm hooked now.

    So it's FF who is the expert? Except I expect he's a 35mm SLR genius.

  3. At 06:24 PM on 23 Dec 2007, Frances O wrote:

    Fantastic, Jonnie!

    I think it looks great.

    I recently did a four-(half)day digital camera course and, as a total novice, found it fascinating. My experiments with flash were often limited to forgetting whether it was on or off. Some interesting results and a few disasters. But I'm hooked now.

    So it's FF who is the expert? Except I expect he's a 35mm SLR genius.


    Sigh. 502, of course. I do hope we're not plagued with it on Christmas Day. If we are, I wish everyone a happy day on the 25th

  4. At 07:00 PM on 23 Dec 2007, Gillian wrote:

    And here we go for the third attempt - thanks for your photo jonnie - your tree is beautiful. I can imagine myself sitting on your sofa admiring it ;o)

  5. At 07:08 PM on 23 Dec 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    where is the fairy?

  6. At 08:24 PM on 23 Dec 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Re: Stewart:-

    Perish the thought. On that note however, we now have to put intumescent smoke seals on over 20 doors. Not sure where the money for that will come from - but we will have to try and do it ourselves.

    Re: Frances:-

    I only have a cheapish 3 year old sony, but it does have various manual settings. I really must do a course as I'm still not sure what an F stop is!

    And Gillian:-

    Bless you. I'll upload it to my Flickr site so you can see simon's little balls and wastle cups? Not sure how you spell it.

  7. At 09:05 PM on 23 Dec 2007, Annasee wrote:

    "Wassail" Jonnie.

    I think it refers to festive drinks. Not anything you'd know anything about then. Strictly tee- total as I remember the Cransley.

    Tomorrow doing Xmas Carols from 9 30 am to 7 30 pm. Is this good for my mental health, I wonder? Probably too late to worry now.

    Happy Christmas, one & all!

  8. At 09:10 PM on 23 Dec 2007, nikki noodle wrote:

    jonnie,

    it looks great!

    n-n

  9. At 11:58 PM on 23 Dec 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Thanks nikki - members of the panto cast and simon and I have now adorned it with presents.

    It looks all quite festive. I may email Eddie another pic to stick underneath as they have all just read ths blog thread and telling their various families to check the PM Blog.

    On a different note - our local Homebase had around 50 huge Norwegian spruces left over today that they were giving away free to the public - otherwise destined for the local tip!

    Rather sad in a way?

  10. At 10:10 AM on 24 Dec 2007, Gillian wrote:

    Oo-er.....jonnie's tree has morphed into Val P!!

  11. At 11:11 AM on 24 Dec 2007, Gossipmistress wrote:

    You're right Gillian - I thought I was seeing things!
    Maybe Val P is the lovely fairy on the top of Jonnie's tree?

  12. At 11:16 AM on 24 Dec 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    strangest tree I have ever seen. Me thinks all is not as it should be!

    DiY:)

  13. At 12:19 PM on 24 Dec 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Valerie ??

  14. At 01:28 PM on 24 Dec 2007, Frearless Fred wrote:

    Hey, I don't purport to be an expert, Jonnie! All I said was it's often worth playing about with the manual settings to get different effects :) And I think the glow on this looks really good...

  15. At 03:48 PM on 24 Dec 2007, David McNickle wrote:

    jonnie,
    I see you lynched Santa.

  16. At 01:13 AM on 25 Dec 2007, jonnie wrote:

    David:-

    Honest I didn't!

    There is a lurking pic I sent Eddie with the tree adorned with sparkling gifts below. Mostly pantomime people I'm sorry to say.

    Happy Christmas everybody.

    Splendid broadcast from kings on earlier. I was listening whilst wrapping up my meagre offerings.

    As always I must compliment the BBC on the wonderful technical excellence of the sound engineers and general transmission quality. Listening on FM (Not DAB) it was quite astounding.

    Unlike this dire blog's performance :-(

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