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X-Mas Markets

X-Mas Markets
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Copyright: Richard Poppelaars (DigiSpy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 143 N: 189] (810)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-10
Categories: Daily Life, Event, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70, AF Nikkor 18-70mm DX, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/8 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Markets around the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-18 5:21
Viewed: 1803
Points: 12
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X-Mas Markets

This time of the year we have several very nice X-Mas markets. The whole place is decorated very nicely and the atmosphere is great.

This one was in a very small village. Nice historical buldings, a small harbour and a church. It was such a great view to see this sight at night. There was music, people singing, sounds of laughter and warm drinks.

Nothing really special one would say but I think this is so nice. Just to be there, if it was only for a quick walk. Not much decorations you may say, but the atmosphere was great, peacefull and lots happiness. And that's what X-Mas time is all about!

A few days, then it'll be X-Mas. Almost can't wait.

I hope you all manage to have X-Mas just as you want it to be. Preparations, gifts, write cards, make appointments and so on. Makes me think, why don't we all do this all year. That must be a X-Mas thought as well.

See you again, Richard

Technical aspects:
Had no tripod ready so I decided to take it by hand just after breathing out. Got this open space that would not give me to much movement and blurs.

Postprocessing: PhotoShop, cropped it a bit, did a little levels, color balance, and used Neat image to remove spots in some areas, framed and resized it for the web and finally a bit unsharp mask to restore some of the details.

Conditions: Late at night.

My Goal and Feedback request: Nothing special but just to show you and explain how simple things can give such a great feeling.

Enjoy those remaining days of this december month, enjoy the sometimes very simple moments of cellebration. They are all about peace, happiness and friendship. And you are part of it!

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Dingo: Hoe lang is leuk?DigiSpy 2 12-24 06:01
To letr: To Catch that Christmas feeling..DigiSpy 1 12-24 03:57
To pattyjy: Merci PattyDigiSpy 1 12-24 03:55
To Germaine: Best wishes!DigiSpy 1 12-24 03:45
To hojper: Good eye!DigiSpy 1 12-24 03:44
To ciore: To Share X-Mas..DigiSpy 1 12-24 03:33
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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2005-12-18 5:28]
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hello,Richard, i full agree with you, there is very warm atmosphere, i love how the light of street is swimming in smokes, beautiful place and feelings of peoples waiting for Christmas, buying gifts..(oh, it's job of Santha Claus..)
Wonderful image, thank you for sharing,dear Richard :)
take my warm regards to you and your family..

You caught that special atmosphere at christmas market vey well. First of all it is always dark, and then there are lots of lights and people in big coats and scarves, and the sellers in the stalls trying to keep warm, and a funny kind of misty darkness all around the town square or wherever the market is. You got all that in. When you don't have a tripod, find a lamppost or something and press the camera against that and use the timer so you don't shake it when pushing the shutter. But this one came out surprisingly sharp.

Wonderful evening shot. Well-framed and Well-exposed.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2005-12-19 18:16]
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Een sfeervolle foto, Richard. Prachtig belicht, de nevel bovenaan voegt echt wel iets toe. De dame in de rode tent lijkt zich niet echt te amuseren...
Prettige feesten! TFS.

Belle scène de nuit et lumière bien apprivoisée. Amitié, Patty.

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2005-12-21 15:13]
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Like the mood you've captured here richard , love the warm colors and compo ..nice christmas shot !!

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