I rarely post up-to-date images to TE, but this one is from tonight.
In the background there's the old church of Tampere, and the huge Chirstmas tree. Christmas market is on the Central Square of Tampere. This tradition is actually fairly new in my home town, but it's getting more popular every year.
In the foreground, there's fountain which is covered with plexi glass for winter, and naturally there's no water before spring. Kids find it quite fun to run around the pool.
(Title Twisting by the Pool, a Dire Straits single, 1983.)
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worldcitizen (6521) 2012-12-21 12:37
It is often difficult to get a good shot at markets, where there are so many people, but your composition is very nice. I like the view of the illuminated stall in the background, selling colorful clothes, and the Christmas tree above it. While the adults are busy shopping, the child in the foreground is having fun in the empty fountain. :-) A Merry Christmas to you!
smash2707 (3312) 2012-12-21 16:44
Hi, Tari. Vary nice night shot. Excellent light management. Nice composition with the kid playing in the front and the rest of the market in the back. Merry Christmas
saxo042 (36918) 2012-12-22 7:38
A very pleasant picture with an impressive Christmas tree and people enjoying themselves in the cold night.
Hyvää Joulua ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
holmertz (37681) 2012-12-22 7:52
This is a very good photo capturing well the hectic atmosphere just before Chriistmas. A child manages some fun while evrybody else is busy shopping. The light and colours are good and the ambience is very pleasant.
marina7 (8051) 2012-12-22 12:30
the kid's definitely the star of this shot, you caught him right on time:) Not sure about twisting... to me he looks more like practicing some figure skating moves and I guess he wrote a letter to Santa asking him for a pair of skates:))
Merry Christmas and best wishes
delpeoples (52737) 2012-12-23 18:24
Hi dear Kari
A very seasonal photo and as I sit here in 35 centigrade heat, I find the snow and ice a welcome relief. The kids look like they're having a ball. Excellent action shot and your photo has captured the fun and innocence of the festive season. I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and joy, good health and good travels in 2013.
ellelloo (6570) 2012-12-25 0:19
Kiva jouluinen kuva, oikealla hetkellä napattu ja hyvin sommiteltu.
Hauskaa Joulua ja onnellista tulevaa vuotta 21013!
COSTANTINO (51956) 2012-12-29 22:32
colordul shot into the dark with so
many interesting details,your notes
are very useful and help everybody
to understand that this fountain
is covered with plexi glass for winter
naturally there s no water,nice pov
original version,interesting capture
many wishes for a happy new year 2013
have a nice Sunday
fanni (14377) 2012-12-30 11:08
and now it's already time for the New Year!
This child in the FG really makes the picture complete, and thus the composition is perfect - you captured the right moment :)
I wish I could see such a scene in Stockholm now, but all we have is drizzle...drizzle...!
very best wishes of a Happy New Year to you and yours!
thebest (4272) 2013-01-07 17:14
This little girl is having so much fun - oh to be young you can get away with almost anything.
Lovely daily life image - Excellent capture of the Christmas tree - market place & people enjoying the Seasons festivities.
'' A HAPPY NEW YEAR ''
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (24258)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/40 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Keskustori of Tampere, Finland, Photos with Titles of Songs 09 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-21 12:18