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Bright Christmas II

Bright Christmas II
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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: Mood
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D, 50mm f/1.8 II
Exposure: f/2, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Incredible Bokeh [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-12-27 11:19
Viewed: 2312
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello dear friends,

What a nice holidays we have! I love the farniente but I'm waiting the come back of my son and his little family for the celebration of the New Year! :)

This is another view from my Christmas tree with a light and a different angle of my previous one.

Raw photo converted in JPG and post processed with Photoshop CS 5. Usual work.

Thanks for stopping and commenting!

brech, shelbeesmom, gaillarde, Mitra, chrisJ, joopschotsman, mesquens1, parasbhalla has marked this note useful
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To shelbeesmom: Hello Linda,Beger 1 12-27 18:58
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Another beautiful one Annie! I really love the strong BLUE here, and strong red. The bokeh is magical! Just love these!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-12-27 12:22]

HI Annie,
Again beautiful vivid colors against an awesome bokeh BG. I like this semi-abstract composition.
The sharp clear crystals balls are well captured with the wise choice of an adequate shallow DOF. Good use of the 50mm f/1.8 lens!
Well done.

Francis Xavier

Bonjour Annie,

Belle réussite avec ces jeux de lumières cristallines.
Bokeh enchanteur tu es une magicienne.
Bravo pour cette présentation séduisante.
Belle fin d'année.

wonderful in and out focus with great colors too! SEASONS GREETING

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2011-12-27 19:34]

Dear Annie,
Beautiful bokeh of your Christmas tree. Love the colors, contrast, details & sharpness. Great Light too. Well done & TFS.
Kind Regards,

Hi Annie, and what a beautifull image this is.
Looks like diaments growing on a tree. The contast between the colors behind, make it even more stand out. Front image sharp and crisp, the translucence of that ice, is really of a good quality rendition. Tho, I would open the highlights a touch more. I like your choice of exposure, good blacks real solid and bold while highlight are kept under ferm control, but with a certain latitude to give it extra luminosity. This shot is certainly a keeper.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-12-27 21:54]

Bonjour Annie,

Nothing to fault here. All is well. Good pp work, excellent sharpness & incredible dof. Love the repetition of the circles of confusion in the bg. Good colour, contrast & lighting. Love the diamond or ice like decorations. Tfs!

Hoi Annie,

Nice details and colors you show us.

The image is very clear, and the colored unsharp background adds to the christmas feeling in it.


Best wishes for you and your family for 2012.

Bonjour Annie,
Que c'est beau çà, cette melange de couleurs, de cristaux que brillent et son reels ainsi que les créations de la caméra si bien menagées par toi sous une illumination merveilleuse.
Avec amitié

Is possible even beter

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2011-12-28 10:55]

Bonjour Annie,
Joli cliché de ces belles fêtes de fin d'année, tout en couleurs savamment orchestré par la magie de Noël, joli bokeh des décorations entourant cette branche ornée de petits cristaux...

Bonjour Annie, the slightly more blurred effect in this shot works for me; the discs of light in the bg and the bg colours speak unmistakeably of Christmas.
Happy New Year.
Tfs, regards Jean.

I like the bokeh you have managed to catch here, Annie!

Good use of light and exposure, with amazing sharpness and clarity.
The POV and DOF are well done.
Good work!

Best regards,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-12-30 3:16]


fantastique compo et iamge superbe vue quelle brillance quelle image tout en bojou superbe, je t souhaite une bonne année 2012 et tous mes voeux.

Merci et amitié


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