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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-06
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon 40D, Sigma 10-20mm
Exposure: f/22
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-12-24 9:50
Viewed: 3782
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a morning image taken on a frosty day earlier this month. I thought it would be a fitting image to wish all of you that celebrate a very merry christmas. I hope you have a lovely day


I especially want to wish Dale, the husband of a close friend, a Merry Christmas as he was not impressed with the card I sent them :) I am offering this as an alternative Christmas image. If he doesn't like this image there will be an alternative image for him as a workshop :P

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hello Karan

beautiful picture
and a Mery Christmas

greeting lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-24 9:54]

Hi Karan If He dosent like this one he must be a little mad. This is a fantastic compostion of the frosty morning . The three main trees with the early sun makes the picture. i like you low POV. well done TFS.
You have a happy christmas and new Year.

Hi Karan,
Excellent capture of this beautiful landscape; great POV and composition, sharp details, great lighting and bright colours.
Best Wishes!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-24 10:43]

Hi Karan,
Beautiful landscape.POV,large DOF,framing,details and composition are wonderful.
Merry Christnas and thanks for sharing.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-12-24 11:15]

Hi Karan

Nice to see you made the most of that lovely Frosty weather we had, its a lovely image and makes a fine xmas card so I'm sure Dale will be pleased and if not your cheeky workshop one will definatly make him smile.

Best Wished for Xmas and have a great 2009


Great job with this shot! I really like how the warm contrasts with the cool areas of the image. Very nicely done!


Interesting frozen, winter image including the deciduous background trees, then the hope of warmth with the radiating sun. Congratulations.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-24 13:08]

Hello Karan,
Very beautiful winter photo in splendid light and a marvelous composition.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Hi Karan,
also a Merry Christmas to you, this shot is fantastic for this time, I like it very much, special the light, fantastic.
We just celebrated Christmaseve and changed presents. So one last look for today here on TN - than I will go to bed ...
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hello Karan

beautiful landscape/trees image with fine POV that gives a fine DOF,
i love to see the foreground againts the sun's light in the back, TFS

merry Christmas to you and to your family


Hello Karan,
The most appropiated image to wish us all Merry Christmas and I loved this one very much!
perfect lighting across the frosty field with very nice colour and details
well done
also wishing you
from NZ

Hello Karan

What a beautiful capture.
The light illuminates the frosty scene beautifully.
Well handled exposure.The tree acts as a perfect diffuser of light,and you managed a beautiful star.God has given your photo work a gold star!
The bare trees are well grouped and well placed in the frame.
I like the way you composed the foreground,and you manged a goodly amount of detail in the frosty grasses.
Well done.


Hi Karan,
A wonderful scene shot with excellent lights, details and sharpness, nice composition.
Hope you have a very happy Christmas.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-25 6:35]

Hi Karan,
Light, color tones, layers, POV, composition and exposure handling are very good.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Ciao Karan, wonderful Christmas card with splendid winter composition, superb light, very well done, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, ciao Silvio

Muchas gracias Karan. Te deseo un feliz y próspero año 2009, a ser posible en compañía de tus seres queridos.

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Karan,
A little late...or very early but a merry Christmas to you too. :)

A wonderful wintery photo where the FG and light are very beautiful. I would have never thought that Richmond would look this rural. I expected to see the cityscape in the back of each photo. The sun bursting to the brances of the naked tree is very beautiful.

P.S. the alternative postcard is very funny!!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-28 14:05]

I thought I recognised this place! :-)
A very good shot of good old Richmond Park.
The frost is amazing.
Great composition.
Superb DOF.
Wonderful lighting.

I just love the WS photo! :-)))

Very well done and I hope you had a great Christmas!


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-12-30 4:07]

Hi Karan

At least you've got it...'cause i missed it :( Yesterday we had such a beautiful layer of frost on every bit of vegetation around, but i had to leave to Hungary and being in a hurry i didn't take my camera with me :((
Anyway, this is a lovely winter landscape!
The frosty grass from the FG brings a much needed light and attention to that segment of the frame while the big trees in the BG look gorgeous, too!
The position towards to sun is also well chosen and completes this charming composition well.

Cheers, TFS and Happy New Year!

PS: the workshop is hilarious!!!

Hi Karan!

I know, Christmas is over, but I wanted to tell you that I like this picture very much. It reflects the winter ambience at best and I especially like the lightplay. The frozen Grass in the foreground adds to the value of the picture.

Kind regards


Well belated Happy Christmas to you too and all the best for the new year. Your workshop post is quite amusing and I hope your friend appreciates it, the thought and your effort. Winter whites offer so many photo ops and this scene is no exception. The starburst is effective. Seems I have to take SO MANY shots before I get a starburst I like.

Evelynn : )

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