Weekend Photography Challenge #414 Christmas

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This topic contains 73 replies, has 18 voices, and was last updated by  Tersha 6 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #381397

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    So, whatever inspire you to take photos at this time of year …. family, friends, busy streets, food, xmas trees, robins, or maybe the opposite, a very peaceful winter scene .

    https://www.lightstalking.us/how-to-photograph-your-christmas-story/ by Dahlia Ambrose

    https://www.lightstalking.us/christmas-bokeh/ by Dahlia Ambrose

    https://www.lightstalking.us/geert-weggen/ by Dahlia Ambrose

    https://www.lightstalking.us/successfully-photograph-christmas-tree/ by Joanna Smith

    https://www.lightstalking.us/christmas-dinner/ by Mike Panic

  • #381402

    Michael
    Participant

    I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you health and happiness for the coming year. This is a local oak tree with a wonderful twisted trunk that I captured one winter day. I added a bit of enhancement for effect. Mike

    • #381411

      Gray B
      Participant

      I totally agree with Dave’s idea of a holiday card.  It’s magical and I can feel warmth and optimism. Thank you

    • #381442

      chris pook
      Participant

      Nice one!

    • #381448

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Really lovely Micheal, wishing you a Merry Christmas!

    • #381595

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Lovely pic Mike. A very Merry Xmas to you and your family 🙂

  • #381408

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    I like this one a lot Mike. I think the enhancement you’ve added works perfectly for this weeks challenge. This would make a wonderful Christmas card. I love the twisted trunk of this stately old oak. And I see the light from above coming from the star of Bethlehem. Nicely done. Merry Christmas.

  • #381409

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Merry Christmas everyone.

    • #381412

      Gray B
      Participant

      Perfect lighting Dave and obviously a Christmas tree favorite.

      • #381487

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thank you Gray. We’ve had this ornament for a long time. And you’re right. It’s one of our favorites.

      • #381617

        Anonymous

        Navient is one such loan servicer company which has been in the limelight recently for all the right reasons

    • #381597

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Very Christmassy Dave. A very Merry Xmas to you and your family 🙂

  • #381410

    Gray B
    Participant

    Prayer and Doves of Peace – Grace Cathedral

    Taken with phone, PP with LR CC

    Prayer and Peace Doves, Grace Cathedral

    • #381491

      ElinL
      Participant

      A very beautiful and touching image Gray.

    • #381492

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      I like the contrast. The lighting of the doves and the man at prayer are of equal tonality giving them equal importance in the frame which works very well here.

    • #381598

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Great pic Gray. Love the light. Something divine about the aspect of this frame too which highlights the ‘heavens above’ theme. Lovely.

      A very Merry Xmas to you and your family 🙂

    • #381720

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Very Very nice! Tells a very poignant tale.

  • #381417

    Tom M
    Participant

    Mr. and Mrs. Claus,

    • #381418

      Gray B
      Participant

      Don’t forget our house Mr. and Ms. Claus.

    • #381447

      Holly K
      Participant

      Wait, I think I saw them in my neighborhood, too!

    • #381493

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      And looking jolly as ever. Nice shot.

    • #381599

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Not often Mrs. Claus fronts up for a photo shoot. Nice capture Tom.

      A very Merry Xmas to you and your family 🙂

  • #381420

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    Merry Christmas

     

     

    • #381444

      chris pook
      Participant

      Nicely done David.

    • #381449

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Beautifully done David!

    • #381494

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Very classy. Beautiful composition, colors and use of star burst highlights.

    • #381600

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Simply…beautiful. Very nice David.

      A very Merry Xmas to you and your family 🙂

  • #381428

    Anne Hornsby
    Participant

    Shifting from the elegant beauty of images above to an example of the joyful excess of yard & house lights in many neighborhoods in the U.S. Here is a 10-foot Santa flashing pinks, blues, purples in rapid succession, Pasadena, Maryland.  (cell phone)

     

    • #381445

      chris pook
      Participant

      No Christman is complete without a flashing pink blue and purple Santa!  🙂

      • #381594

        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        I meant to write snowman, not Santa!    I think the high speed of the pink, blue, and purple strobe lights on this snowman set off a seizure in my brain….      I have to stop looking at the video I also took….   🙂  Merry Christmas, folks!

    • #381495

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Makes one wonder how they decorate the interior of their house.

    • #381602

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Just watched ‘Christmas with the Kranks’ on telly. Do you live next door to them?

      A very Merry Xmas to you and your family 🙂

  • #381435

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Merry Christmas! Wishing you a wonderful holiday that includes lots of time with family and friends.

    Ornaments III

    • #381446

      chris pook
      Participant

      Well shot Leanne, and very nice.  🙂

    • #381488

      ElinL
      Participant

      Wonderful Leanne – painted by you ?

      • #381533

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks Chris and Elin. My oldest made it – hand print snowmen (if you look you can see the palm print on the bottom). A cherished ornament 🙂 Merry Christmas!

    • #381497

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      And you got the shot without your reflection in the ornament. Mostly.  🙂

    • #381603

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Lovely Christmas image Leanne.

      A very Merry Xmas to you and your family 🙂

  • #381450

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Xmas tree bokeh …

    xmas tree bokeh

    Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

    • #381490

      ElinL
      Participant

      Beautiful !

      • #381750

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Elin!

    • #381605

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Lovely soft Christmas ambience Diane. Was this taken by one of Santa’s reindeer…what was his name…Petzval?

      A very Merry Xmas to you and your family

      • #381751

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Graham, and yes it was a Petzval lens, well spotted! 🙂

  • #381486

    ElinL
    Participant

    Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year !

    Merry X-mas bnw

    • #381606

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Beautiful B&W take on the theme Elin. Very elegant Christmas feel to it.

      A very Merry Xmas to you and your family

      • #381624

        Michael
        Participant

        Love this one, Elin. Very nice bokeh and backlighting!

        • #381657

          ElinL
          Participant

          Thank you Michael 🙂

      • #381656

        ElinL
        Participant

        Thank you Graham 🙂

    • #381721

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      exquisite image!

    • #381752

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Beautiful B/W image and bokeh Elin! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • #381506

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    A Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all from sunny Oz.

    (41 degrees C this week!)

    • #381535

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Wow! I looked up the conversion to Fahrenheit. Hopefully Santa brings you shade and a cold beer for Christmas.

      • #381607

        Graham Hart
        Participant

        He came early to my place and stocked the garage fridge with Miller Chill for me already! 🙂

    • #381655

      ElinL
      Participant

      It is 9 degrees C here and our Santas are sweating, so I guess that Santas and reindeers are having a tough job in Australia and not a very Merry Christmas 😉

    • #381763

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Funny place for a koala! 🙂 Merry Christmas and a Happy ew Year Graham!

  • #381532

    Holly K
    Participant

    • #381608

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      All the colours of Christmas Holly…wait a minute…’Christmas Holly’…I made a funny 🙂

      A very Merry Xmas to you and your family 🙂

      • #381881

        Holly K
        Participant

        Thanks, Graham!  I was in a group the other day standing next to a lady named Carol.  So we were Christmas Holly and Christmas Carol!

    • #381765

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Very pretty, Holly, Merry Christmas!

      • #381883

        Holly K
        Participant

        Thanks, Tersha!  Hope you had a good Christmas!

  • #381669

    Ann Braun Wheatley
    Participant

    We have a glorious pōhutukawa tree in our garden. Often referred to as the New Zealand Christmas tree, Metrosideros excelsa, is a coastal evergreen tree in the myrtle family, The pōhutukawa is one of twelve Metrosideros species endemic to New Zealand. Renowned for vibrant colour and its ability to grow even on rocky cliffs, the pohut is a New Zealand icon, admired and appreciated for its strength and beauty, and regarded as a chiefly tree (rākau rangatira) by Māori. The blossom of the tree is called kahika.

    Pōhutukawa bloom from November to January during New Zealand’s summer season. They are under threat from browsing by the introduced common brushtail possum which strips the trees of their leaves. A charitable conservation trust, Project Crimson, has the aim of reversing the decline of pōhutukawa and other Metrosideros species.

    • #381715

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Great catch Ann. After seeing this glorious flower I had to find an image of the whole tree. It’s wonderful! What a beautiful thing to have near your home.

    • #381766

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Like Bobbie, I had to look up an image of the tree. Lovely image Anne, especially with the bee, and interesting info about it. Merry Christmas!

    • #381884

      Holly K
      Participant

      Wow, this is such a striking photo!

  • #381679

    Bobbie
    Participant

    Christmas isn’t in my heritage but I give my best wishes to everyone here who celebrates it. I also wish you the strength to put down the camera a little and experience the big and small moments first-hand.

    • #381767

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Thanks Bobbie, and best wishes to you. 🙂

  • #381706

    Preston
    Participant

    I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and has a safe and successful New Year!!  

  • #381768

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Holly

    holly bokeh

  • #381990

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Jack

  • #382006

    Tom M
    Participant

    A Christmas snow globe…

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