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Bright Christmas

Bright Christmas
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Copyright: Annie Belanger (Beger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-25
Categories: Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D, 50mm f/1.8 II
Exposure: f/2, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Incredible Bokeh [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-12-26 10:03
Viewed: 2278
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy Holiday dear friends,

This was the following day of Eve Christmas. Time to relax at home and play with my camera. This is a reflected detail of my Christmas tree. I liked the reflexion of light behind the tree through the window.

RAW photo converted in JPG and post-processed with Photoshop CS 5. I take Camera in Tungsten mode, with EV -2/3. The back of a chair was my tripod.
I used curves and contrast.

Thank you for viewing. Have a nice day!

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To ruudblok: Hello dear friend,Beger 3 12-31 19:14
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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2011-12-26 10:17]

Bonjour Annie,

Très original et artistique, d'utiliser le bokeh comme boules de noel. Jolie composition et belle netteté et exposition réussi. Joli travail et un très joyeux temps des fêtes.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-12-26 10:21]

Hi Annie,
Beautiful vivid colors for this Christmas Card. Nice semi-abstract presentation with this play with light!
A very sharp image and a lovely creative presentation.
Happy Christmas Holidays and may Peace, Love and Happiness be with you and your family.
My best wishes,

Francis Xavier

Hi Annie
What a lovely post where you shot this ornamental beauty with spot on focus with amazing bokeh while the lights in BG creates lovely texture and beautiful light works so perfectly here.
Best Wishes

Hi Annie
great play of lights and colors. fascinating effect. eye catching and original display. the bokeh BG enhances the beautiful image.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2011-12-26 11:25]

Hi Annie,

Excellent composition, DOF, bokeh and focus...The blue color is a nice contrast to the colorful tree...tfs

WOW!! Look at the BLUE! Beautiful shot Annie!! LOVE your garland! I must get some of that! So pretty!! Excellent color and sharpness! Hope you had a marvelous holiday!

Wow! I love those decorations on your Christmas tree! Good pov and dof with nice details and wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.

Hello Annie

Like the Bokeh in the background. Sets the stage for a beautiful image with the CHRISTmas ornamants of what looks like glass beads. very well done

God Bless

Bonjour Annie,

Overall a very good shot with excellent pp work, but I would increase the size in photoshop to say 400%, & blur the small area just outside the pine needles top left. Wonderful repetition of the circles of confusion! Tfs!

Hi Annie...this is a nice Christmas shot...great tones and colors. Excellent focus.

Well done.


must say the backdrop realyl turn out modern, festive,mood...those frozen droplets provide touch of calm...this is an art!

Olá Annie
Wish you had a good time...good play with light , window reflextion... you have an excellent luminosity and it make a good visual effect,
Um abraço

Hi Annie
very lovely colorful captured. Wonderful soft bokeh in the background. Good DOF and nice exposure. Excellent work. Tfs.

Hi Annie
Really an incredible bokeh in this amazing shot
The colors are brilliant with pearl-like highlights
I wish you a bright Xmas indeed, great job
My Regards

sparkling, modern
just very nice and so different

Happy new year

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2011-12-27 19:49]

Dear Annie,
I love the decoration on your Christmas tree. Great pov, dof with nice details and wonderful colors. Well done & TFS.
Kind Regards,

Bonjour Annie,

J'admire cette maitrise artistique , l'art de savoir mettre en valeur une image grâce au bokeh!!!
La netteté féérique est esthétique, les temps de fêtes se prêtent à la création. Bravo pour ce joli travail.
Excuse-moi pour l'atelier que tu as fait pour ma photo, j'ai décoché l'accès, ton travail est le bienvenu.
Merci Annie. Bonne fin de journée.
Avec mes amitiés.

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