The way I see it, this sort of shot is more or less frivolous and any time I come across a bokeh ball Christmas light shot I walk right on by. They are a dime a dozen, yet, here I am sharing a burst of  chaotic light with you guys to kick of the holidays. Well, for me at least. I came back from traveling up north and as always, hit the ground running so free time is somewhat of a luxury. My mind is stuffed full of things I would like to get done around here this week before the holiday creeps to close to have a little fun. I may not come up with a shot quite a somber and interesting as the tree by the lake I set up last year but I’m doing my best to come up with something.

A few people have asked me to release a new gift idea list this year which I didn’t expect. Because of this I have been gathering interesting ideas to share with you guys. It’s hard to make a list thats not redundant as there are so many creeping up online now covering so many interesting things already. Ill do my best though and hopefully get that up early next week.

In other news, while in New York I managed to drop my new X-Pro1 exactly in the wrong way and the shutter button popped right off. Bits of it shot across the floor and my heart sank as I stared down into the hole where my shutter button once was. I left it with a repair shop in the city and am waiting on a response. I sure have felt the loss in my every day shooting but am pressing on with the old 5D at this point. Its a shame, really.

For now I have been shooting with my 5D again. Enjoy the new wallpaper and keep an eye out for more here soon.

To whom it may concern,



• Enjoy the images! It’s a labor of love, thanks for your support!
• Share fiftyfootshadows.net with friends.
• Send me a quick mail if you are interested in using an image for commercial or personal use other than wallpaper.


• Post desktops elsewhere online.
• Share links directly to images.
• Pass them around in mass.
• Make prints.
• Use images for web banners or graphics. (send a quick email to ask, I’m pretty easy going about this with permission.)
• Use them in commercial work.

If you help me out with these I will be able to keep doing what I love to do. Thanks again, really, for your support and understanding. -J


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It’s not fair to artists if you do not credit their work and link back to the original content creator. It is theft plain and simple and blogs that attempt to somehow be mysterious by not giving credit to the creators are simply hurting the artistic community as a whole. If you love it so much then please, support it! The artistic community on the Internet is based on trust. Without trust then what do we have? are you going to be one of the responsible users out there or will you be among the bottom feeders, stealing content and passing it off as your own to make a quick buck in ad sales.

Use your best judgement and we will get along just fine.

Thank you for your understanding and support!

John Carey (curator, owner)