I couldn’t let the holiday pass by without a picture of some festive lightning, so here’s my version. :)
This is the Mesa, Arizona LDS (Mormon) temple grounds, which are decorated throughout with Christmas lights from late November through the first of the new year.
Keeping it simple today, but I wanted to take a moment and wish everyone Happy Holidays! May your season be filled with family, friends and fun. It’s been a crazy busy time for me since I’ve arrived back home late last week, so I apologize if I haven’t been able to return all of your comments. I sincerely appreciate the thoughts and happy wishes.
Seasons Greetings to all!!!
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carlo62 (48325) 2013-12-24 5:40
bella prospettiva e ottima simmetria, anche le palme sembrano perfettamente simmetriche.
Eccellente esposizione, con uno splendido riflesso.
Un caro saluto
rigoletto (34279) 2013-12-24 5:45
hi jason, we are almost neighbours today :)
a top notch, classy photo for the season's greetings. the palms give a tropical feeling while the season brings to mind ice and snow. quite lazy these days, i'll see to your ile-de-france photos soon. have a great x-mas :)
lousat (91424) 2013-12-24 5:58
Hi Jason,spectacular capture in a perfect symmetry and great exposure to take the best of this scenery,great details,colors and magic reflections too.I wish you a Merry Christmas and thanks for share,Luciano
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-12-24 6:06
Spectacular shot my friend!
It looks you´ve considered every aspect of this composition-from a perfect POV till the technical issues.
Ahh,just love here the blue sky and the palms around the building(which of course looks also very interesting and I think must be really huge).
And the Christmas lights bring us so nicely in festive mood.
First class shot Jason!
Once again Merry Christmas and enjoy your time with family
KristinsCamera (2384) 2013-12-24 6:30
season's greetings jason!
yay!! you, deniz and i are all neighbors this morning :)
a lovely symmetry you have given in this shot, with the temple presiding so seriously over the festive lights and activities, like an old grandfather watching the younger generations frolic happily at the holidays :)
merry christmas, my friend!
with warm wishes,
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-24 6:53
Wish you a Merry Christmas as well.
Excellent blue hour shot with very good symmetrical composition. The reflections on the water are just perfect. The building looks impressive as well with good architectural details.
Spectacular shot to convey the festive spirit and message. Thanks for sharing.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-12-24 8:55
wow.. immaculate framing with near perfect symmetry and light management.love the light and the pov.
parvatibb (1387) 2013-12-24 10:44
I just saw that we use the same title :)
This is a great xmas photo with all the reflections and lights and without any snow.
I went to Arizona ones to Phoenix. It was realy really hot. I would not dream about seeing snow in winter there but they told me people go to mountains for skiing. And is not far away.
Wishing you merry xmas with your all loved ones.
npecanhuk (75460) 2013-12-24 11:33
Hi! Very beautiful place and wonderful picture! Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and symmetrical composition are all excellent! TFS! Merry Christmas ! Feliz Natal! Neyvan
m (0) 2013-12-24 12:14
tender is the night... amazing pic! The clarity is superb and those lights...magnetic! Excellent capture, love the feel.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!
tyro (24828) 2013-12-24 12:15
And a Very Merry Christmas to you too!
The lighting here is spectacular and even more so on account of the beautiful reflections in the still water. You have chosen the perfect time to take this, when the sky still retains some blueness and, as well as the wonderfully beautiful facade of the temple, those tall trees silhouetted against the sky are absolutely gorgeous.
Fabulous light and colours, good symmetrical composition, spot-on exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
cornejo (42353) 2013-12-25 2:36
Hi Jason, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting night scene. Very well composed and captured 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 morning and happy rest of the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
macjake (67806) 2013-12-25 3:05
lol...in one of my last notes to you I was dumbfounded by the letters SLC...i know remember that its Salt Lake City lol.
anyways...great photo here!
For me, i'm still searching for my festive photo upload.
love the illumination, the lights, the palm trees, and the blue hour....how often do we get to see blue hour light and Palms in the same scene!
awesome display of exposure.
Merry Christmas my friend!
ikeharel (71459) 2013-12-25 7:10
Wonderfully collected the many bulbs-lights around the temple. A superb reflection is a by-product of your premeditated shot. My cong.'s for a perfect photo, smooth cleaar water surface and fine DOF collected.
serp2000 (44203) 2013-12-25 10:07
Hi, my dear friend!
Excellent photo! I see I don't know a lot of interesting places in Arizona. May be next time? Good reason for return ;)) This view reminds me the Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C. Very nice composition, good exposure. What model of a camera do you use now?
nikkitta (17066) 2013-12-25 11:48
One of the more creative ( building subject) about Xmas in a blue hour
Great reflections and the best the sparkling lights on the trees
Love the post on the WS, very charming one
Nothing in french?
Nada en español?
Feliz Navidad et.... Joyeux Noël
Tu amiga del lejano sur
ourania (45500) 2013-12-25 12:26
a beautiful picture, attractive and soothing at the same time. The symmetry has been used in an elegant and rewarding way, there's excellent definition all over but when it comes to the reflections the effect is amazing. I also like very much the rendering and combination of colours, you chose the best hour for your photo and made the most of the graduating luminosity and depth of the blue tones. In the workshop picture you made the luminous scene stand out so delightfully against a clear but dark background. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a very Merry Christmas with your family and friends!
worldcitizen (8654) 2013-12-25 13:32
I hope you had a great Christmas! Nice view of the Christmas spirit out west. I like the symmetry and the sharp reflections. The palm trees on each side indicate the warmer setting, and I like the blue hour sky. I hope you weren't too naughty this year, and Santa brought you something nice! :-)
emka (97683) 2013-12-25 23:46
I am sure you had wonderful Christmas time with your family and friends in SLC, with a lot of love and joy.
Excellent night shot, fantastic colours, reflections and perfect symmetry.
all the best
marabu61 (10949) 2013-12-26 1:21
This is a beautiful scene, very appropriate for the season indeed. The light, the colors, the beautiful reflections, everything works harmoniously together to create a composition that radiates a real calm.
Merry christmas and a happy new year to you and your loved ones.
Noel_Byrne (31132) 2013-12-26 5:50
To be jolly, lalalalala, lalalaLA!!
Happy Christmas Jason, and a very great new year to you and yours! I hope 2014 is filled with joy and may the light always be kind to you when you are wearing your camera!
This is a stunning shot Jason, and before I read your note I was trying to figure our what the building was. I guessed for Museum, mainly because its fine kind of art deco feel. That and it reminds me of one of the museums from Night at the Museum! The building alone is brilliant, but to capture it under this pin sharp night scene and with this crystal clear mirror like reflection is just magic. I really love the silhouettes of the palm trees too, very much like something from a nativity scene. The fading light makes this a stunning shot.
Beautiful capture Jason, thanks as always for sharing. Best wishes from the green rock, we're battling down for a major storm due to arrive in about 2 hours. Cant wait :)
Cricri (119511) 2013-12-26 9:26
En plus des décorations lamineuses , il y a les reflets et la prise a heure bleu, très belle présentation avec une netteté au top
Meilleurs vœux de fin d'année
Gigidusud (21151) 2013-12-26 14:02
Une jolie carte de vœux avec de belles illuminations autour du bassin. Superbe symétrie et splendide reflets. Un beau décor aussi dans le WS. Bravo!
Merci pour les vœux et bonnes fêtes de fin d'années à toi aussi!
Bises de Marseille,
delpeoples (58074) 2013-12-26 19:39
Ah this one's a cracker - one of your best for sure. I love those powdery blue tones, the cobalt sky and the amazing reflections, Excellent POV, landscape format and superb perspective. I hope you stuffed yourself silly with food and grog and had a wonderful Christmas. And a happy, healthy, photo-ridden 2014 to you.
mirosu (16227) 2013-12-29 8:42
After very long journey and even longer after-journey recovery I’m again able to view and comment all the beautiful TE photographs.
This is a beautiful blue hour’s view of the temple. Really an excellent photo, superb temple lighting and the excellent reflections also lends a lovely contrast to the scene. Very well done!!!
Wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year.
SWISS ALPS ROADS
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-12-29 23:10
Nice colorful image of the Mesa Temple grounds.Lovely true colors and good lighting.Very well done. TFS.
adores (45339) 2013-12-31 16:42
Well done! I like the pov, the blue sky and the great reflection! It's so well illuminated! You got a very good shot, with a good exposure!
Have a great New Year!
COSTANTINO (65272) 2014-01-02 11:05
shot with symmetry and reflections
this presentation has been perfectly
executed and nobody can understand
which is the original one
those palms gave me a tropical
have a nice new day
Didi (60588) 2014-01-08 17:03
Nice view in the blue hour with an interesting deep foreground
Very good lights control
Best wishes for 2014