Christmas is almost here, and I would like to wish all TE members who are celebrating a very Merry Christmas!
The holiday season in NYC means many things...
The giant tree, and ice skating rink in Rockefeller Center
The Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall
Giant decorations and lights on homes and office buildings
Holiday markets around the city
Department store windows with elaborate holiday displays
The energy of locals doing their shopping, and tourists flooding the streets
It's a magical time. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, I wish all of you a bit of magic, and a wonderful end to 2013. :-)
This is a display in the window of the Metropolitan Museum Store in Rockefeller Center.
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macjake (52962) 2013-12-20 8:29
haha...another Xmas photo from NYC, i love it.
a smart idea to capture some of the 'action' that goes on in the city, especially with the ice skaters on the decoration.
and I like the combination of the reds and blues too.
I'm struggling to find a Xmas photo myself! gotta get out there and find one.
lousat (72855) 2013-12-20 12:00
Hi Brenda,i wish you all the best me too for the next days and the new year and thanks to show us this beautiful postcard so full of colors and details,i like it!! Luciano.
holmertz (37681) 2013-12-20 12:28
I like this pleasant and colorful composition. For a brief moment I was wondering if those were real skaters in the background, but I guess not. They wouldn't be found in a museum store :-).
I wish you a Merry Christmas too.
pajaran (48979) 2013-12-20 23:27
Dobar tekst ...
Lepa fotografija cestitka za Bozic.
Dobar rad i kontrast, lepo pokazani ukrasi, lepe boje.
Sve najbolje za Bozic, srecno.
A good text ...
Beautiful photo Christmas card.
Good work and contrast nicely displayed decorations, beautiful colors.
All the best for Christmas, good luck.
gojo (1715) 2013-12-21 2:37
What a lovely Christmas card! So many Christmas and winter feelings in only one image.
I wish You too a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!
snunney (79973) 2013-12-21 3:04
What a lovely Christmas card. Well framed and showing excellent control over depth of field. I like the light and colours. Merry Christmas to you.
saxo042 (36918) 2013-12-21 6:31
This is a real Christmas card. The skating kid in the background also adds to the card. The skating rink here must be filled with skaters now!
Noel_Byrne (21474) 2013-12-21 9:17
Nicely done :) Festive cheer in all its glory. I know a surprising amount of people who collect these tree baubles, they add new ones every year to the collection and I know they would love ones like this. I especially love the fact that they feature the ROckefeller ice rink, such an icon of Christmas in New York. I cant count how many movies I have seen that in!
Beautiful shot, and a very happy Christmas to you too!
All the best
abmdsudi (40240) 2013-12-21 19:19
What joyous image that encapsulates the big moment, the spirit of Xmas. The many colours add to the happinesds and a lot to grab our attention. It is a joy to read about your lovely gesture and a charming shot to remember. Wonderful seasonal presentation, tfs
mcmtanyel (10921) 2013-12-21 21:34
Thank you for this beautiful Christmas card from NYC. The contrast between the perfectly sharp foreground and the delightfully blurry background is very pleasant.
A Merry Christmas to you, too, if our paths don't cross on TE before then.
COSTANTINO (51956) 2013-12-21 23:53
another beautiful Christmas card
that change my mood today
thanks for sharing it with us
and many wishes to you from
have a nice Sunday
jhm (135822) 2013-12-22 5:00
Merry Christmas for you and your family.
Still two days and everyone shall celebrate Christmas.
It's real pleasant for to make a stroll through the city and looking at to all the Christmas decoration.
Also pleasant colours.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
kato (11630) 2013-12-22 19:32
You're capturing well this Christmas decoration by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see big red/blue balls attached to Christmas tree with snowy braches. It draws out a good mood with ice skater. The whole is managed well by a good arrangement and fine color combination.
emka (73829) 2013-12-22 23:32
hello Brenda, I can imagine how magic time it is now in NYC. Specially the giant Christmas tree in the Rockefeller Center,. I saw it so many times in movies, lucky you to be there. And then New Yest at Times Square.. Wonderful photo, charming Christmas decorations with NYC view.
Happy Christmas for you and your loved ones
CLODO (29316) 2013-12-23 1:33
I like how you managed the picture by having a close view of the Xmas balls decorating the pine tree, indicating where the shot has been taken, and in the blurred background, an ice skater which equilibrates well the scene on one of them.
Merry Xmas to you and your family.
bona (12311) 2013-12-23 4:50
what a beautiful photo. The Details of this christmas balls. I like the blured people in the ice rink it seems the little Santa Claus elfs :D
For you and your family I wish a wonderful Christimas and a great New Year! Carolina is sending good wishs too!
PS: My son Pedro will born this fryday. :)
serp2000 (38329) 2013-12-23 12:17
Good contribution to the Christmas theme! Excellent postcard format, marvelous colors, fine details. I've heard you have got +20 C today and Toronto have got the hurricane with the icy rain... Crazy weather indeed, but we have just optimal for December -5 C last days.
Merry Christmas to you!
mesutilgim (80602) 2013-12-23 14:49
Nice capture ! A joy for the eyes of the viewers.
TFS and Merry Christmas to you !
jemaflor (81388) 2013-12-24 2:25
good clos up about Christmas, Nice brightness and interesting with the view on the Fg and the slhouette in the Bg, good result and Merry Christmas !
fanni (14377) 2013-12-24 3:10
Hello Brenda :)
wow, what a beautiful Christmas 'postcard'!:-) I love the composition and colours!
I send you all my best Happy Christmas wishes from almost rainy Stockholm!:)
boa (5799) 2013-12-25 3:33
nice Christmas card from NYC with an excellent depth of field and composition. Perfect!
Merry Christmas (God Jul) to you and your family.
marabu61 (7443) 2013-12-26 2:12
This truly is a true feel good christmas card with those old style decorations, very appropriate for the festive season.
Merry christmas and a happy new year to you and your loved ones.
adores (34736) 2013-12-27 15:11
Very good composition! I like the Christmas decorations painted with local motives. The focus is very good and I like it with the skaters in the blurred background. Good Christmas shot!
ourania (27216) 2014-01-03 3:32
a wonderful composition evoking the festive atmosphere in your amazing city. The iconic pictures (that are familiar even to me:) are portrayed in a fine, graphical way and your picture has its own great artistic merit. Your framing is excellent, there's superb sense of depth and volume, sweet diffused lighting and lovely colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a very happy year full of love, health and joy!
vjmite (3724) 2014-01-14 3:59
A good concept for a photo and well executed. Even though the focus is on the Christmas baubles, the background cleverly shows skaters mimicking those portrayed the lower bauble.
delpeoples (52737) 2014-01-30 3:24
I know it's very belated, but I couldn't resist this wonderful Christmas card and trust that you celebrated in fine style and had a wonderful new year. I love the close up, the definition, colour and depth of field. Excellent tight framing too, and the touch of snow and skaters in the BG sets a beautiful wintery scene. Cold Christmases are a foreign concept to us here in Australia, so the message is even more intriguing.
Kaisa71 (228) 2014-02-02 12:50
Hi, this is very unique photo that definitely brings the Christmas spirit (even if Christmas has just gone). The balls have beautiful colors and design, and the blur background of skaters makes a nice contrast. Good work!
williamcoombs1 (363) 2014-02-25 7:38
Christmas has come and gone, but I still smile at your lovely note and your wonderful photo. We took our young daughter to skate at the Rockefeller Centre last New Year's, and this photo so evokes the spirit of that cool experience.
I really like so many of your photos from Manhattan. You are marvelous at capturing what it's like to be there. Thank you. 'Best of the year ahead for you.
siudzi (32657) 2014-08-17 9:56
What a nice event post! Excellent close-up taken with superb sharpness, DOF and light management to get an eye catching result. Like it a lot!