Best wishes for the festive season to all my friends on TE & all those who visit my gallery.
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.
Taken in the city during Myer Christmas parade.
Not the usual Santa, reindeer & sleigh but the message is the same.
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fritzi007 (5404) 2009-12-24 4:37
Perfect picture and good comment!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Many greetings from Styria
janusz2054 (2) 2009-12-24 4:47
WONDERFUL PICTURE OF THE DAY.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for you and for your family.Janusz
francio64 (38276) 2009-12-24 4:49
Babbo Natale in moto :))
Io sono un malato di motociclette.
Il mio genere però è un pò differente. Io posseggo una sportiva.
Ottima luce e resa cromatica.
Ti auguro un Buon Natale!
patdeph (35748) 2009-12-24 5:13
this is a funny christhmas picture!The quality is really superb,I like how the subject is standing out the dark background with its beautiful colors and its incredible glare!
I with you too,a merry Christmas to you and your family!
Leconte (5795) 2009-12-24 5:17
ye! super rock and roll Father Christmas on a motorcycle, very nice picture, very bright, great sharpness,
happy christmas to you and your family,
baba_flies (8829) 2009-12-24 5:29
Hello Santo! I am actually in the middle of preparing Christmas :))) if the meal turns out bad, this is your fault ... Just kidding!!!! Great photo, full of Aussie energy when the sun shines instead of this grey fog layer we are in these days but for a Swiss fog is better than sunshine ... more xmas-y ... Great shot, love it!!!! Happy days, Barbara.
alftrek (3270) 2009-12-24 10:38
I can imagine your excitment as this went pass during the parade. The shinny metals, the red smiling santa and the stern looking driver make a beautiful image. It is a great idea to darken the surrounding as if taken at night with a spot light illuminating the subject.
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you too
bema (26341) 2009-12-24 12:06
also a very unique capture of this well-known person with the red hat.. (lol)..
like your festivity< shot a lot.. well done!
have a god time, see you on TE, warmest regards, Bernd
grigand (19511) 2009-12-24 14:11
Scena Originale, almeno per noi ! Ottima cattura.
lousat (76936) 2009-12-24 14:54
Aahahah questa si che e' bella!!Fantastica cartolina di Natale.,mi sto divertendo un mondo nel vedere la fantasia e la classe di tutti voi! Tanti auguri anche a te e famiglia! Luciano.
adores (37093) 2009-12-24 17:46
I was wondering if you were going to post this one here - I doubt we can find a similar Santa on TE - simply great, the composition, their expressions, the moto - even the light.
Clementi (52514) 2009-12-24 22:54
davvero molto particolare questo Babbo natale,
ti auguro un Felice Natale a te e famiglia.
Silvio1953 (122269) 2009-12-25 0:56
Ciao Santo, fantastico Babbo MNatale motorizzato, divertente e simpatica, bravo, un grande Buon Natale a te e ai tuoi cari, ciao Silvio
siamesa (27741) 2009-12-25 1:49
Feliz Natal, Santo
I loved this picture. Santa is very good here. Excellent exposure. Congratulations.
Longroute (19396) 2009-12-25 8:37
Ah! Santa in Easy Rider Style!
Quite a very good photo: you managed to isolate the two guys from the crowd in bg. The contrast is very fine and the image "molto simpatica". I like the nice clarity, technically flawless and well framed too. Really a great capture.
Tanti cari auguri anche a te,
Buon natale e Buon anno,
bracasha75 (24573) 2009-12-25 11:10
Extrem good christmas scene and realy ,realy, realy unusual for "my" part of world
Merry Christmas "santa" Santo
delpeoples (53009) 2009-12-25 19:47
Ciao Caro Santo, vi auguro un Buon Natale. La tua foto e molto divertente, quando parlerai con Burraburra, vedrai perche questa foto e molto appropriato a lui :) Salutami anche la tua moglie e figli. Parleremo presto, pero ti mando un abbraccione e ti ringrazio per la tua amicizia e gentilezza. Sei un bravo amico. Un caro abbraccio, Lisa
holmertz (41059) 2009-12-26 5:21
The message is loud and clear. Besides, it's an amusing picture with an interesting light, in a kind of chiaroscuro technique, another proof of your wide range of styles and motifs.
Kind regards, and all the best,
fabianoleite (9551) 2009-12-26 5:25
That's a very modern Santa Claus and I like him. The message is not the same, is better, it means Merry Christmas to all, really without distinction of any kind. Santa Clasu is for all. Great job, congratulations!
bukitgolfb301 (35952) 2009-12-26 14:10
Hello my dear Santo
This is an another marvelous shot!
Perfect framework/composition, astrigant color description and nice shutter chance are so admirable. Congratulation on your masterpiece!
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a good Sunday!
ecureuiltimide (20) 2009-12-27 1:01
Le père Noël va aller plus vite pour distribuer les cadeaux aux enfants du monde entier.
Très belle photo et très jolie moto.
Merci pour ce partage. Bon dimanche et bonnes fêtes de fin d'année.
trekks (14348) 2009-12-27 2:35
I dream of riding this and go travel everywhere and hope that someday it comes true. Very fitting photo for Xmas and really a good toy for adults like us.
Somehow the modern day machine combined with an old myth of the old man in red plus the hippie gypsy makes this image so out of the world and you know you get a winner here much more powerful that a tattoo photo.
Merry Xmas again and Happy 2010 New Year to you.
paololg (31448) 2009-12-27 11:31
Ciao caro Santo,
sei troppo forte! Riesci sempre a cogliere il lato bello e umoristico della vita, trasformandolo in piacevoli fotografie. Quando io e te saremo vecchi ;-) festeggeremo anche noi il Natale come questi due anziani motociclisti!
Ciao, passa una bella settimana di fine anno!
shevchenko (19279) 2009-12-27 22:30
Really full with the festival atmosphere although the photo was shoot over than one month before the Christmas, good contrast between bright and dark area, I like their bike and christmas decorations, simply decoration but full with the festival mood, thanks for sharing.
~ Happy New Year 2010 ~
burraburra (1219) 2009-12-28 1:20
Beautiful shot for xmas, beautiful bike (HD Rulz).
All the best for TwentyTen.
pablominto (53744) 2009-12-28 22:53
I notice the short sleeves Santa, not quite like here hehehe!
And the transportation is up to date of course, the important thing is to get there - quickly...
A fun and well framed scene, good colours & details!
s_lush (16134) 2009-12-29 0:40
This is an excellent, although unusual, Christmas greeting card. The image is perfectly composed, with focusing on the Santa's carriage, while the background is overshadowed. Thanks for the Christmas wishes!
Happy New Year!
jaywalker (16099) 2009-12-29 12:53
Hi Santo. A great Christmas photo, I see santa is finding all ways to get around these days, nicely framed with excellent lighting, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
westcoastgirl1 (666) 2009-12-29 18:45
This one brought a smile to my face.
Props for your creativity & original post.
All the best in the New Year to you and your family too,
macondo (18623) 2009-12-30 15:35
Two boys and their toy, eh.
Happy Xmas retrospectively to you too, and happy new year. This shot reveals how early in the year the Xmas stuff starts - 14 November!? I'll bet there are hot cross buns in the supermarkets already.
Anyway, very nicely captured shot, with the highlights standing out really well against the dark background.
They could easily have been blown in this shot.
All the best,
daddo (24247) 2009-12-30 21:26
Ciao Santo. This one sneaked past me, although it's hard to see how, since it is loud and happy and full of energy.Great work in darkening the background and accentuating the shadows- adds drama(or style) to the shot. A real beauty Santo. Ottimo lavoro. God knows what you will come up with for the New Year revelry. Have a great 2010. Klaudio.
giorgimer (34846) 2010-01-03 13:30
a very nice post for these days, good moment capture
Best wishes to you and your family for the new year!
bisok (948) 2010-01-31 16:57
I reckon, that even Santa Claus should move with the times :-)
So, Why not in this way ...
I saw similar 'things' on SA's roads but such magnificant case, I didn't.
I like the use of colour in the case. Impressive.
And, and ... what about trailer or saidcar ? Was any ? Full of presents of course :-)
- Copyright: santo girotto (skippy007) (12510)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-14
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D200, 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR Zoom, 72mm UV Filter
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Christmas Traditions [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-12-24 4:35
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