This is my last post before Christmas. I will resume posting after Christmas, though not every day, maybe. Instead I'd like to concentrate on replies and critiquing.
I want to wish to all TE members, regardless of anything, Merry Christmas ! :o)
Let there be peace in our minds and hearts, and there will be peace on Earth.
This is part of the Christmas decorations in the windows of NK department store (Nordiska Kompaniet), a luxury department store in Stockholm.
As I said in my earlier post, this is the Christmas window which, most probably, will never be shown again (unless the NK authorities decide to repeat the Christmas decorations in a while). Every winter, every Christmas, the decorations are different.
If you happen to come to Stockholm in late November -December, up to January 5, it's a must to check out the Christmas windows at the NK department store.
A visit to NK's Christmas displays has been a part of Stockholmers' staple holiday traditions ever since 1915.
About the photo:
I took this photo with a flash because the photo without a flash didn't look good at all :( Maybe it was because of the lighting...
PP work: I had to clone out the flash effect (the bright white spot right in the middle of the image). If you look attentively you can notice the traces of it in the photo.
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kingurek (724) 2008-12-22 3:56
Very interesting note :) This image is full of Christmas warmth. I like it very much. Great composition and perfect sharpness. Merry Christmas!!!!!:)
jemaflor (77476) 2008-12-22 3:56
Nice shot well taken, good light and result for this lovely scene, merry Christmas.
JLG (2086) 2008-12-22 3:57
une tres belle carte postal de noel
et joyeux noel
AKITA (15125) 2008-12-22 6:39
very joyful Christmas decoration in the window.
and the content looks very common to the world.
what is Russian original air?
anyway the Christmas dreams of children may be modest like this.
the red of Santa is vivid and delightful quite like in a dream.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-12-22 14:12
this is an interesting picture to illustrate christmas. Nice colors and light.
I wish you also all the best for christmas
skippy007 (12510) 2008-12-22 16:34
Hello Elena, I recognise this gentleman he comes to Australia dressed in the same winter clothes & at times the temperature can reach 40 degrees C, strange but true. Thank you for your good wishes & a Happy & safe Christmas to you & your loved ones.
My sincere regards
tomi1 (2112) 2008-12-22 17:11
In my childhood I used to put the shoe at the chimney and appreciated so much that night. Once in the attic of our house I found out many packets rolled with cloths and the mystery no more go on. The next ones I already knew all the procedures. Again wishes of Christmas best moments. ( I hope with much snow ). Warm regards. Tomi
jplebrun (21208) 2008-12-22 18:49
photo qui est bien dans l'esprit de Noël, bravo je l'aime bien ton Père Noël
trekks (14348) 2008-12-22 20:46
May I wish you happy season and year end holidays.
I really like this lively Xmas scene and it kindles the mood very well. Very good lighting and showing a great deco that is worth shooting.
ellelloo (6570) 2008-12-22 22:12
This is a real Christmas card! A beautiful one. Well framed and exposed. Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas to you too!
Juntas (7958) 2008-12-23 1:15
Hi Elena. There's the proof, he exists. GReat colors and nice composition. Good work on the flash effect. Merry Christmas. PAulo
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-12-23 2:18
Lovely Christmas postcard !
I like a lot it. Fine colours and light management.
Thanks and Merry Christmas
hispic (9619) 2008-12-23 3:16
Very lovely shot of Christmas season. It seems that you took a lot of time to reduce the reflection of the flash.
If you like Santa, you will be able to meet with a lot of real Santas at the World Santa Claus Congress in July at Bakken, Denmark.
I wish you and your family a MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009.
Best wishes, Hisashi
bukitgolfb301 (33724) 2008-12-23 3:22
Hello dear Elena
This photo is funny and seems to be from poi-em story, which makes me be soothed.
The effect from using flash light occurs in the positive side and we cannot find the shadow or anything. I guess you controlled volume and/or angle of light.
Good job and merry Christmas !
Many thanks and best regards
holmertz (34613) 2008-12-24 0:22
and a very God jul to you too. It's amusing to see these Christmas decorations from NK at TE, because I didn't see them on location myself and I wouldn't bother to have such things at home. It doesn't even bother me that I shall spend most of this years Christmas at my office, writing about natural disasters and military coups.
All the best to you,
swiatopelk777 (0) 2008-12-24 1:12
Nice scene. Nice colors. Good saturation. Wonderful picture.
Greetings from Poland!
mafegan (8622) 2008-12-24 2:40
I won't be in Stockholm before January 5th and so I will miss out on this Christmas window display. Anyway your depiction is very informative - even with a flash and through the glass window. Have a very Merry Christmas a hope you have plenty of photo opportunities in the New year. Marlene
Kielia (22293) 2008-12-24 3:46
nice atmosphere of Jul, but the bright colors reminds me of America! Great idea and a very nice note, as always a pleasure! TFS!
With my best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
saxo042 (35798) 2008-12-24 4:53
A Merry Christmas to you too, Elena,
What could be more suitable than this picture of the ultimate Tomte with his ultimate Tomtebolycka (Tomte house happiness).
Greetings from Oslo
Dot2008 (290) 2008-12-24 6:27
Very nice and elegant display, good reflection, giving a good christmas atmosphere.
A good shot nicely presented.
sunamoon (6293) 2008-12-24 9:45
Woww un decorado navideño realmente bonito,
blanco.. Papa Noel, un árbol y regalos! Muy bonita captura para estas fechas!
Feliz Navidad y Feliz 2009, mis mejores deseos!,
fulvio52 (8314) 2008-12-24 10:57
Lovely one, Elena. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! And thanks for visiting my latest Monument Valley post, I greatly appreciate. Have a wonderful evening, I'll see you soon.
rey316 (16) 2008-12-24 13:04
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family
MarcT (20958) 2008-12-24 23:14
It's all about Xmas...
Merry Xmas to you
gracious (20025) 2008-12-25 8:13
Thank you for this beautiful image to celebration the festive season all over the world!
may peace and harmony be with every one on earth!
Wishing you and family a wonderful festive season and a happy new year 2009!
I heartedly thank you for the sharing and friendship in the year 2008, and looking forwards to see more presentation from your part of the world!
my warmest regards from NZ
a big hug Tony
shevchenko (18989) 2008-12-25 19:28
This corner really full in festival atmosphere, pink lights add romantic feels, thanks for sharing the creative decorating.
asajernigan (19669) 2008-12-27 17:54
This is a nice shot of these great Christmas decorations. Your did a good job cloning out the flashback. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail.
maloutim (9621) 2009-01-06 1:43
Je ne sais pas si un jour j'aurai le courage d'aller à Stockholm durant les fêtes de fin d'année! Comme je te l'ai déjà dit, je suis frileuse et ai du mal à apprécier quelque visite extérieure s'il fait trop froid!
J'ai mentionné ta photo à ma fille; je ne sais pas si elle a vu ce magasin décoré pour Noël! C'est certes une décoration pleine de gaieté!
J'espère que tu as passé des vacances agréables et revivifiantes en Suède, et que le retour ne sera pas trop difficile!
Ici, nous avons des semaines très froides par rapport aux hivers précédents, et je vois des flocons de neige sur les pages météo de Stockholm et de Moscou! J'espère pour vous que cela va se concrétiser! Dans ces pays aux hivers difficiles, la neige est importante je crois. L'an dernier, Stockholm n'a pratiquement pas eu de neige, et le moral des gens n'était pas très bon!
Enfin, je te renouvelle mes voeux pour une belle année 2009.
- Copyright: Elena Su (fanni) (14250)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-01-31
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Artwork
- Camera: Canon Digital Ixus 700
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Christmas Spirit! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-12-22 3:16