I adore everything about the Christmas season. The days are rich and full with preparation and anticipation and this year I had my whole family gathered together...albeit after some airport and weather related angst. The house is very quiet now; I have wrapped the 'color' in tissue paper and stored it away under the attic eaves. I can see the rooms more clearly. Cherished objects regain their importance as shapes and the space around them no longer compete with the greens and reds and golds of the Holiday.
In photography, the infinite range of subtle to vivid color is very important to me, but sometimes when I pare down images, light, shapes and shadows speak for themselves.