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#197 It's Christmas

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:21 am
by Gordon Armstrong
We are on our Christmas break from the club and images are all around us so let's go for the obvious subject.

I am looking for a good image that catches my eye whether it is a seasonal cliche or a different take. i will obviously include any of the other winter festivals that members might be celebrating.

I have checked the radio times and there isn't much to distract you from taking pictures!!

Two weeks takes us into 2018 - midnight 3rd January.

Re: #197 It's Christmas

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:47 pm
by John
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Let it Snow! This is an illuminated lantern that circulates the "snow" as it warms up.

Re: #197 It's Christmas

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:53 am
by stopher002
Our Christmas fireplace decor

Re: #197 It's Christmas

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:34 pm
by Janice Freeman
Mother Christmas

Re: #197 It's Christmas

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:11 pm
by melbarnes
T'was a braw, bricht Christmas in Scotland, the noo !
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Re: #197 It's Christmas

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:44 am
by GRAHAM OTTY
Nearly there

Re: #197 It's Christmas

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:26 pm
by Gordon Armstrong
Disappointing entry in terms of numbers but not in terms of quality! Perhaps the obvious subject wasn't the best idea :?

It is always harder when there are few entries.

John, Great image, made me chuckle. Lovely exposure and surface detail and I like the sparkly snow which doesn't dominate. You have managed not to obscure the facial features with sparkles.

Chris. I love this image. It is warm and hit's all the Christmas buttons. The Teddy has a great face and I love the rim lighting.

Janice. This is very different to what I expected. Lovely tones throughout and an interesting image. Perhaps the snow is a bit heavy for my taste.

Mel. Another on to make me chuckle. A nice symmetrical image with gentle muted tones and two obvious points of interest in the characters. Just enough reflection in the glass to make it real but not distracting.

Graham. Very nice. Great white detail in the candle and the flame is well held. I bet the robin isn't looking forward to December 23rd!!

Choice time. With only five images it comes down to my personal preference.

1st place Chris Harrison
2nd place Everyone else!!

Happy new year.

Re: #197 It's Christmas

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:04 pm
by John
Well done Chris, and Happy New Year to all!

Re: #197 It's Christmas

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:34 pm
by Janice Freeman
Once again lovely competition with some interesting and fun images. considering these images in total have been viewed over 300+ times it was a small entry for such an easy to find subject at this time of year, albeit a busy one. Regardless of that some great images from those who did enter looking forward to the next choice

Re: #197 It's Christmas

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:24 pm
by stopher002
WOW didn't expect that one
Thank you Gordon and happy new year to all

Let me get my thinking cap on and I'll get back with a new theme before Monday

Cheers
Chris H