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#197 It's Christmas

Post by Gordon Armstrong » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:21 am

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.
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Re: #197 It's Christmas

Post by John » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:47 pm

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Let it Snow! This is an illuminated lantern that circulates the "snow" as it warms up.
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Re: #197 It's Christmas

Post by stopher002 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:53 am

Our Christmas fireplace decor
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Re: #197 It's Christmas

Post by Janice Freeman » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:34 pm

Mother Christmas
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Post by melbarnes » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:11 pm

T'was a braw, bricht Christmas in Scotland, the noo !
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Post by GRAHAM OTTY » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:44 am

Nearly there
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Re: #197 It's Christmas

Post by Gordon Armstrong » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:26 pm

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.
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Re: #197 It's Christmas

Post by John » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:04 pm

Well done Chris, and Happy New Year to all!
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Re: #197 It's Christmas

Post by Janice Freeman » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:34 pm

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
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Re: #197 It's Christmas

Post by stopher002 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:24 pm

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

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