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Tree’s Up 2018 – 1st Advent Bokeh Ersatz Edition


Why a substitute for the first Advent Sunday? Because I haven’t had a chance to decorate the tree any further, so I have to resort to an optical trick to make some Christmas balls! Courtesy of Carl Zeiss Jena.

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Tree’s Up 2018 – Pre-Release Edition


It’s the first of December, not even the first Advent Sunday, and I’ve already got my Christmas Tree set up… almost, because while I managed to put on the lights, further decoration has to wait because it started to rain this afternoon! So stay tuned, there will be other photos as and when the weather allows.

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Tree’s Up 2017 – Belated 3rd Advent Edition


I should have posted this yesterday, but I was too busy packing. This is the last shot of this year of my own Christmas tree back from December 8 when it was snowing, because I traveled all the way from Mülheim to Berlin today to spend the holidays with my family here. There will probably a whole different Christmas tree coming up next Sunday on Christmas eve!

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Tree’s Up 2017 – Belated 1st Advent Edition


I totally forgot to post this yesterday – I’ve had my Christmas tree actually up since Friday, but due to the lousy weather I haven’t had the chance to put anything else on it except the lights. But lots of them!

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Winter 2017 #5


My Christmas tree was still standing on the balcony and it looked wonderful with snow on it!

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Tree’s Up 2016 – 2nd Christmas Day Edition


Here in Germany, the 26th is the second Christmas holiday, so here’s another christmas-themed photo – it’s actually an adapted cropped closeup from the last tree photo, but I wanted to have something festive for today too. I hope everyone had a nice Christmas weekend!

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Tree’s Up 2016 – Christmas Eve Edition


Happy Holidays, everyone! I shot this photo only a couple of days ago and I think it’s one of the best yet of this year’s Christmas tree. It’s not as warm as last year and not even raining, but we’re still far away from a white Christmas at 8°C! I hope everyone has a nice holiday – here in Germany, presents are actually given on the evening of the 24th, so Christmas actually begins today for us and December 25 and 26 are both holidays. The usual round of photos will follow later this evening!

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Tree’s Up 2016 – 4th Advent Edition


Yes, I accidentially skipped the third Advent Sunday, but now it’s already the 4th and that means it’s Christmas in less than a week! So here’s this year’s Bokeh Christmas tree :-).

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Tree’s Up 2016 – 2nd Advent Edition


I almost forgot to post the weekly Christmas tree today – this is an improved photo I took yesterday with a tripod and to my surprise I actually got a little bit of starbursts from the lights!

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Tree’s Up 2016 – 1st Advent Edition


I was absolutely determined to get a Christmas tree this year, especially after all what happened this year – and I got one in time for the first of Advent. I got it on Friday, put it up on Saturday and finished decorating it this afternoon, even without freezing because it was surprisingly warm for a change.

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