Good Morning Everyone,
As I was watching one of my favourite programmes 'Sports Personality of the Year', I looked towards the window and saw there, the symbolism of Christmas, realising that's what I liked so much, the continuity, the memories of happy times. The sports programme was in its 60th year, whilst Christmas has, for us, always been a time of dressing up the house traditionally, meeting family and friends, cooking, baking and recreating themes that have blossomed over the years.
This is the view from my living room window, with the candles reflected and our neighbours' lamp shining in the background. It isn't staged, it's just as it is.
I'm not as religious as I used to be but I still love the mood and the message of Christmas and wish you all a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year, Bev :-)
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saxo042 (37966) 2013-12-17 1:15
A very pleasant and peaceful scene with traditional decorations and warm colours.
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2013-12-17 2:03
That is a beautiful scene. I have to say, seeing your capture here fills me back again with that childhood sensation of wonder and expectation. This is a truly wonderful festive scene, worthy of a christmas card. The light is warm and brightens up the inky blackness perfectly, while the JOY card is in a perfect place to make this shot.
A very happy Christmas and new year to you too Bev, and thanks for all your shares and thoughts through 2013.
snunney (106565) 2013-12-17 3:51
A fine way of getting over the Christmas message. Very warm and cosy. Thanks for sharing.
mesutilgim (97504) 2013-12-17 4:39
Hello Beverley, my neighbour !
Nice X-Mas capture with perfect light management and good layout.
A merry Christmas to you and all your love and beloved ones as well !
TFS and best regards
Sergiom (88355) 2013-12-17 5:01
Je crois que la fête de Noel n'a plus la valeur religieuse et symbolique qu'elle avait dans ma jeunesse, avec la messe de minuit et le réveillon qui suivait et les cadeaux beaucoup plus petits que ceux d'aujourd'hui, mais il en reste tout de même quelque chose, comme les réunions de familles.
mirosu (16273) 2013-12-17 5:36
Excellent Christmas mood photo, fit very well to this festive advent season. The light is excellent and the candles with double reflection well placed in the frame. Very well done. Thanks.
Nicou (151104) 2013-12-17 6:09
Merci pour ce charmant et genti message de joie avec les belles bougies quelle compo et vue sueprbe cpatage et ensemble pour les fêtes.
Bravo et belle soirée
emka (106804) 2013-12-17 7:46
Hi bev, Nice Christmas decorations you have. Now also in Poland the people decorate the houses some time before Christmas. I am used to wait tuill Christmas Eve. But it makes sense to do it earlier, we can enjoy the atmosphere i n the rather gloomy days of December.
I travel a lot, but Christmas must be at home, with Christmas tree, cooking, baking and meeting family and friends. Not at home, it would lose most of its charm.
Enjoy magic time
tyro (26142) 2013-12-17 9:37
This is a lovely warm and "cosy" picture taken in your own home which, I suspect, is as warm and cosy as you are!
The warm artificial light from both tungsten and candle sources adds to the cosiness and I'm pleased that you've not tried to correct that during editing or the picture would have looked a lot "colder" and more clinical.
Your composition is excellent, the two candles and their reflections being perfectly placed in the frame and I like the inclusion of your neighbour's outside light as well as a few little spots of rain on the window.
A most delightful and appropriate photograph at this time of year!
May you, Len and your family have a Great Christmas and Wonderful New Year!
P.S. I was intrigued to read that you are not so religious as you used to be: some people become more religious with advancing years while others perhaps become a little disenchanted. Strange, isn't it?
worldcitizen (9382) 2013-12-17 12:30
I like the warm holiday feeling in this photo. The soft candlelight and the reflections in the window are lovely. The card wishing joy is also a great detail. It all seems so cozy, the way you want to feel when it's cold outside, and you are safe and warm at home. A Merry Christmas to you! :-)
CLODO (35754) 2013-12-18 2:43
thank you for posting in advance this Xmas card, letting us feel the atmosphere of the feast, even if we are not religious.
jemaflor (103135) 2013-12-18 8:31
Good shot for the christmas period, Interesting light capture and focus on the Fg, Good effect too with this double view.
danos (103150) 2013-12-19 8:43
nice the snapshot with the two caddles to create this beautiful Christmas environment.i like the excellent light and colour management with the reflections on the mirror to complete perfect the whole scene.
cornejo (46798) 2013-12-20 2:30
Hi Bev, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with Christmas items, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
ikeharel (78343) 2013-12-21 1:27
Good morning Beverly,
Marvelous festive ambiance with this lovely picture, with the candles set to reflect on the window-glass.
Managed the lights superbly, golden shaded on the vase and window wooden-frame, and most notable is the "joy" greeting.
my best wishes for the holidays season.
adores (46363) 2013-12-23 17:28
Simple but beautiful, with the candles and the reflection on the mirror! A real Christmas atmosphere!
Wish you a Merry Christmas!
macjake (72593) 2013-12-24 3:36
a photo thats perfectly suited for today and the upcoming days.
and even sweeter because its taken from your home, how perfect is that!
you composed this scene so well, its so simple yet so full of atmosphere and the message you're sending out is received loud and clear.
Merry Xmas to you and your family
jcpix (13948) 2013-12-24 4:58
A very Merry Christmas to you as well! This is a nice, subtle and warm portrayal of the season. A wonderful idea to present the atmosphere and sentiment of the holiday with such soft lighting and one simple word, joy! Plus, the reflection gives us double the aesthetic appeal. :) Wishing you and yours the very best holidays. Take good care.
My friendliest regards,
COSTANTINO (69678) 2014-01-10 3:42
nice and pleasant atmosphere with
the flames reflected on the mirror
I liked this presentation
so romantic so peaceful
I love it
thanks for sharing it with us
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (43417)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1 seconds
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- Theme(s): Views Around Trawden [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-17 0:41