For a long time I wanted to see how people celebrate Christmas in other countries. And this year this dream came true - I was lucky to see the Christmas-time in Texas and Florida. It was an interesting experience to watch the Nativity scenes, Christmas trees, Nutcrackers and all other Christmas stuff among the palm trees, sunny streets and sandy beaches.
Today, sitting at home under a warm tartan and looking at the window, where the fluffy snow-flakes are falling on the ground (yeah, it is a Christmas gift for us - the winter in Moscow is warm and sleety), I remember that unusual Christmas time in the south:)
Merry Christmas, my friends!
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evanrizo (456) 2006-12-24 5:01
Marry Christmas Katia.
Very nice capture, very clear and from a very good perspective.
papagolf21 (83214) 2006-12-24 5:38
Bonjour, chère Katia,
La crèche dans la ville ! Excellente idée de présenter la crèche sous cette forme, elle prend une tout autre dimension.
J'aime beaucoup cette composition très originale et très bien réalisée.
Joyeux Noël, mon amie Katia.
lilimih33 (9912) 2006-12-24 5:53
Hello Katia! Beautiful compoasition and perspective! Good Christmas scene in the city! Well done!
siolaw (38050) 2006-12-24 6:03
Nice compo of this street decoration with good light and colors, and fine POV and framing
gary91 (15348) 2006-12-24 6:21
Your a right, it is often difficult for us to imagine Christmas whithout cold and snow. Thanks for wishes and have a wonderful Christmas time for you and all the ones you love!
xavshot (69835) 2006-12-24 7:04
je profite de cette photo et de cette superbe crèche pour te souhaiter de joyeuses fêtes de noël
colibri (294) 2006-12-24 18:20
I love the picture specialy the contrast with the buildings very nice
Note: In australia we had christmas with 33 degress celcius
ElSato (824) 2006-12-24 20:33
A really wonderful contrast of the creche with the city around it... cars, skyscrapers, and then this tender scene in the middle of it. I'm not religious, but it is touching anyway for the combination of heartfelt emotion in the context of such functional modernity.
I'm glad that you got your wish, my friend. Last year I had the same wish come true, seeing Christmas in Mexico, which was divine.
Bеселое рождество (I hope that translated right... "merry christmas") to you in Moskva. Best wishes to everyone there.
jjcordier (73228) 2006-12-25 1:16
Joyeux Noël à toi et à ceux que tu aimes. Cette belle crêche au milieu de ces grands buildings prend une autre dimension...
Silvio1953 (115857) 2006-12-25 3:34
Hi Katia, beautiful Christmas composition, well done.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
pablominto (53744) 2006-12-25 3:38
A very fine and moody capture to convey the Christmas atmosphere!
Merry Christmas to you and yours, my friend!
Emile (20350) 2006-12-25 17:01
Very nice Nativity scene at Coral Gables, wow maybe we were at the same time visiting Miami. I came back to Dominican Republic on the 25th of November.
Your shot is very good with good colors and sharpness, good POV. Your composition is great.
Merry Christmas to you and your family and a Happy New Year.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-12-25 18:18
Lovely shot and great compo. Beautiful image.
Merry Xmas my friend
batalay (34733) 2006-12-25 22:47
This is a beautifully conceived and executed image of a nativity scene -- augmented by a touching note. Thank you for both, and I wish you the best of holiday seasons and wonderful new year. The light, and exposure are ideal, with no harsh shadows.
Warm regards from Virginia
Dragonheart (8414) 2006-12-27 5:34
Lovely photo. Good composition and excellent details. Well presented the festive mood.
Thanks for sharing
FORJP001 (3819) 2006-12-27 23:23
An original way for the season's greetings to all TE fellows.
Great colors and set up in an unusual and odd place.
chanjits (4454) 2006-12-28 0:59
nice shot dear well composed and well detailed. The note is also very informative. Thanks for sharing.
adores (34368) 2006-12-28 20:18
You have a really nice nativity here.I guess I would never guess this is Florida, most part of the countries choose now only Christmas trees.This one, in a modern avenue seems really nice.I really like the colours and the way you included part of the modern buildings and cars. It's modernity and tradition.
Happy New Year for you!
sothy81 (9546) 2007-01-02 19:58
Hi Katia, nice shot of Xmas picture. Great contrast between the urban tall buildings and the rural small hut. Wonderful work. Sothy
Csilla (1782) 2007-01-02 21:48
Good to see this nice moment of Jesus' birth amongst the high-rises.
Good composition. Thanks for sharing!
"C novim godom!"
bakes888 (18499) 2007-01-03 2:44
Compliments of the season Katia. It is normal for us here to have a warm Christmas, this year a little cool though. It’s nice to see no hype or advertising in your scene, here the retailers have all but taken over Christmas. Thanks for sharing and all the best for you in the year ahead.
Uhu (8399) 2007-01-03 4:42
Да ладно, нету снега сейчас никакого, ни в Москве ни в Питере! Дождь идет и плюс 2. :)
maloutim (9627) 2007-01-03 15:11
Visiting Christmas cribs is one of my hobbies during the Xmas period. So, TE is another way of travelling and see more for cheap!
I like the idea of this crib set up in the corner of a street. Lucky it wasn't vandalised.
I also like the contrast between the poverty of the crib and the modern buildings behind.
I had the opportunity of visiting Coral Gables twice before, so your photo brings me back good memories.
I have posted two cribs from Brittany France, if you wish to visit my account.
A happy New Year to you!
Graal (95343) 2007-01-11 3:50
Dobroje utro Katia,
interesting scene and place, good captured theme on th Xmas season. Oczen narawit'sia, choroszije dielo.
danos (83053) 2007-01-28 13:32
yes you are very lucky to capture this excellent shot.
Nice colours and lighting with marvellous contrast and sharpness.
KellEy (1237) 2007-03-14 16:32
Oh my. I think my parents have the exact min-version of this nativity. I recognize that angel and virgin mary.
I'm happy that you got the right amount of light and that you fit everything in to one photo.
Very nicely done.
knowdebu (964) 2007-04-11 13:11
such a wonderful capture! beautiful composition.
nata (488) 2007-07-12 3:14
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- Copyright: Katia Danilkina (tigra) (2968)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-03
- Categories: Festivals, Artwork, Event
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Christmas Nativities outside Europe [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-24 3:52
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