<< Previous Next >>

Season's greetings

Season's greetings
Photo Information
Copyright: Dot Dion (Dot) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-22
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Mood
Camera: Canon REBEL XTi, Canon EFS 18-55mm, UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The first of the day.(start20/10/09) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-22 6:59
Viewed: 2852
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 96
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wishing all my fellow TL members Happy holidays and the very best for the upcoming New Year.

I had stopped to photograph the half frozen falls and right around the corner was this bright red house, I decided it would make a very bright looking Xmas card.

Shot taken at Notre Dame de Standbridge, a very tiny little village. The falls and its old mill turned into a museum attracts the tourirsts.

lilimih33, shelbeesmom, werdir, cunejo200, jean11-3, andrzej, walk33a, tnahari, Teresat, Royaldevon, mushtaqhussain, mesquens1, CyberMeritam, naseer-afg, JT50, daisydaisy, roges, tedesse, MARINER, tanburi, shaukatmi, milas, gnada, brunorsantana has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekLens members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekLens members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To RSK: Season 's greetingDot 1 12-23 06:11
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hello Dot!
Wonderful fairy tela place and great Christmas card!
Excellent texture!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010 to you, too!
Best regards!

Hello ,
Great texture, ice. I love the composition, great house red.

How beautiful Dot! I love the christmas card look here! Very nice work on this, best wishes to you! Nice RICH red on this card!

Hi Dot..this is truly fantastic....great shot.


Hi Dot, fantastic Christmas card ... great eye to see this, and very well composed and taken. The paper treatment looks perfect.
I wish you and yours all the very best for the holidays too, and especially for 2010!!
Happy Holidays Dot!

  • Great 
  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-12-22 7:37]

Hi Dot,
What a sharp landscape shot in red and white!
I like the textured PP work you adapted, it really looks like a Christmas Card.
Excellent control in exposure with details all over!
Nice shot, my friend, very neat and artistically framed.

I wish you and your beloved ones a Merry Christmas.

Francis Xavier

  • Great 
  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2009-12-22 7:37]

Beautiful Christmas wishes,
Merry Christmas to you too

  • Great 
  • Mitch Gold Star Critiquer [C: 240 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-12-22 7:50]

Beautiful effect Dot, good work.

You're right in suggsting it would make a good Chrsitmas card.
Great shot, great work,


A beautiful photo Dot - very Christmassy indeed. The sole source of colour on the house stands out very well in the winter blanket..

I'd like to see the original in WS just to see how it looks without the texture - although it looks very card like with this PP.


Ciao Dot, Merry Crhristmas to you too, my friend, lovely composition with nice house in the snow, wonderful colors, good PP work, very well done, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-12-22 8:16]

Hi Dot,

This is really beautiful. Not only the photo, but your pp treatment to create a Christmas card as well. It reminds me of the line from the song "Sleigh Ride" ...

"It'll nearly be like a picture print by Currier and Ives"

Merry Christmas (again) !!

Warm regards,

Bonjour Dot,
Superbe cette composition , jolies couleurs et lumière, très belle architecture et détails,
Excellent effet de PP..sur la photo...
Une vrai carte de Noël...avec une belle clôture de perches..
Merry Christmas to you and family..

absolutely stunning, looks amazing in card-like texture

happy holidays to u n tfs

Very beautiful Dot. I would buy this image if it were sold as a greetings card. A perfect winter scene. Happy holidays.


Hello Dot, this house was made just for the purpose of a Christmas card!It couldn't be better.It is even decked out with all its decorations.
I like the PP work and the textured effect.
A good composition, I like the empty fg and the bare trees silhouetted against the white sky.
Many thanks for your wishes,may I wish you the same too.
Tfs, regards Jean.

  • Great 
  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-22 9:16]

Bonjour Dot! Ça c'est une vrai carte de Noël! Même le papier est parfait. Belle image bien composée avec une exposition des lumières remarquable! Bravo! Je te souhaite un superbe temps des fêtes et que tes bobos des derniers temps s'envolent avec le vent d'hiver! :-)


Hi Dot
Very nice Christmas card,beautiful scene.
Great colours and details.
Warm greetings and Merry Christmas

  • Great 
  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2009-12-22 10:37]
  • [+]

Merry Christmas Dot,
Love this wintry scene,the red coloured home with all its Christmas decorations, make for a beautiful Christmas card,well seen & captured,best wishes for a happy holliday season.
I have to suffer the sunshine of Palm Desert
at the moment:)

Best Regards


superbe photo travaillée, le froid vous va si bien,

dd, ile de la Réunion

Dot, it's the perfect Christmas card!!! You have a great eye for a photo op. I am so impressed!


  • tnahari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
  • [2009-12-22 11:47]

Dear Dot
a gorgeous greeting card.
excellent pp work, wonderful results.
marvelous winter scene. beautiful red on white.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
warm greetings from Israel

  • Great 
  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-12-22 11:56]

Hi Dot,
Best wishes to you.

Great shot with lovely contrasts between the red of the house and white of the snow and looking really festive. The use of texture to present and making it look like a watercolour is fabulous but I think I would have taken the time to clone out the sign - fantastic shot tho but and a great posting. Cheers


Boa noite Dot
This is Pure Christmas world. Very well worked. Great contrast, colours , light.Love it.
Dear Dot I wish you a Merry Christmas and Thanks for all good moments I have share with you in TL.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Hello Dot,

This was the perfect house to photograph for Christmas with its red bricks linking well with the green of the trees and the white of the snow, for a truly festive mood. The house is perfectly positioned in the frame for strength and balance, its angled aspect adding interest.
I like this textured effect. It really makes the photograph 'feel' like a card.

Best wishes,
Bev :-)

  • Great 
  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-12-22 14:09]

Bonjour Dot,
On ne saurait faire mieux comme carte de Noël!
La maison rouge, sur ce fond de grisaille est tout à fait dans l'esprit des Fêtes quand on sait qu'il y aura un bon feu et de bonnes odeurs à l'intérieur. J'aime beaucoup l'utilisation de ce filtre "papier gaufré" qui ne laisse rien perdre de l'acuité des détails. Félicitations!
Mes meilleurs souhaits!

Hello Dot

Like the composition here. Red against white always seems to work well together. Nice image and Merry Christmas


  • Great 
  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-12-23 1:15]


On dirait un tableu projeté contre un mur crépi mur, le rouge foncé de la maison ressort à merveille, superbe image avec la neige, mangigique travail.

très très belles fêtes et amitié


HI Dot,

splendid.......superb Season's greetings and Merry Christmas presentation,
the POV is very well chosen and the off center of this beautiful house with red color which is Christams color is captured with great clarity,
a very fruitful and colorful with high spirit of Christmas STOP.
the PP work is gorgeous and a very elegant post card has been shot and presented my dear.

Have A Happy week of Christmas and New Year!
Mushtaq Hussain

Olá DOT, um bom dia,
Marvelous Xtmas card. Excellent array of colors, very good POV/DOF. Nice BG and framing.
Merry Christmas for you too.

Hello Dot.. :)

Awesome Xmas card here..nicely taken and well composed..
I like how you manage this picture..nice texture..
Beautiful shot of this Red House..Well done..

Merry Christmas.. :)


Hi dear Dot.

Excellent and wonderful indeed..Wel Done


  • Great 
  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-12-23 7:49]

Hi Dot,
A lovely image to mark the arrival of Christmas.
You have indeed created a lovely Christmas card.
Every details are perfect. Well done.
Wishing you and your loved ones A Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.

  • Great 
  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-12-23 12:41]

Hello Dot,
Splendid capture. The architecture of this house so beautiful! Magnificent color contrast.
Merry Christmas! Health and beautiful gifts and more.
Have a beautiful evening,

Hi Dot!
Miraculous Christmas postcard!
I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010.

  • Great 
  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-12-23 21:42]

dear Dot,
beautiful snowy view shot of nice winter scene,
red decorations are lovely and red wall looks very warm in this white world,
thank you for your wonderful picture,

a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010 to you!
Akihisa, from Japan

Hello Dot, Good day!
Such a marvelous shot dear. What I see is very nicely adjusted frame and good placement of the subject. The house as a whole seems to be Xmas gift! I love snowy weather and the pics captured in. A good pp work. The texture made sky look like the ground, as if snow has covered the sky. The smaller house under the trees give it a good DOF.
Indeed a good shot!


Hello Dot! Wonderful red house. Amazing Christmas postcard. Interesting filter. Superb effect. Merry Christmas!

Hello Dot,
Wonderful image and good choice of pp work. It looks like an oil painting...
Merry Xmas to you too...
Selahattin E

Hi, Dot. Merry Christmas to you and the family. Lovely postcard, lovely texture which depicts the season. Nice presentation and heartfelt thanks for your encouragement and support. Appreciate it very much.

  • Great 
  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-12-24 11:38]

merhaba dear Dot...
harika bir yıl sonu, güzel ve mutlu nice yıllar dileklerimle...selamlar

  • Great 
  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-12-24 12:22]

Hi dear Dot...

Thanks for wishes, also, I like to wish you a
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...!
Have nice and good time with your family.
Best regards,

Hi Dot,
A wonderful Christmas composition.Excellent presentation.Merry Christmas to you and your family.TFS.


Hi Dot,
Amazing postcard about christmas...
Happy hollidays for you and your family my friend..Tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Bonjour Dot

Superbe et délicate réalisation de noël.
Bon choix ce papier gaufré
Jolie vue sous la neige avec un très bon pov.
Une magnifique et touchante carte de Noël.
Tous mes meilleurs voeux
De très belles fêtes de fin d'année en famille

Hi Dot,

This is so nice, love the texture effect you've given to it.
It does makes it the "perfect" postal card. Beautiful house and surrounding.
Very well handled in many ways, the exposure, contrast and colors balance are just right. Good atmosphère. Red against white, and what a setting....))) Have a great Christmas.

  • Great 
  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-12-29 15:26]

Hi Dot!
What a wonderful Christmas card!!
Splendid texture and presentation.
Superb details and very beautiful atmosphere!
Ciao! Vanda

merhaba dear dot
excellent winter picture,excellent lovely house and colours.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Nice shot taken from a goo POV, DOT.
Nice color contrast and interesting pp work.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

Have a nice day :o)
Bruno Santana

Bonjour Dot.
Un bon traitement a donné cette bonne structure à cette image.
Les couleurs et contrastes sont aussi bien adaptés à cette photo. Félicitations.
Bonne journée.

Calibration Check