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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 24 December 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The history of our family hangs on the Christmas tree. Lots of great memories and lots of great stories behind those ornaments.
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SHOOTING LIGHTS - here is an excellent tutorial on shooting lights from David Hobby at Strobist. http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/12/how-to-photograph-christmas-lights.html

NIKON D700 1/4 second F/8.0 ISO 800 85 mm (35mm equiv.)

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great colors and light and I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season with your family and friends and take lots of great images Jack!

24 Dec 2009 5:24am

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott. A joyous holiday to you. You have been such a wonderful gift to all of us on Am3.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful warm shot, Jack.

24 Dec 2009 5:31am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

The night the lights. Wonderful Christmas to you and yours!

24 Dec 2009 6:06am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Christmas time is also time for remembering. Enjoy the night!

24 Dec 2009 6:17am

Yvon from Orleans, France

merveillous and merry christams, Jack to you and your family

24 Dec 2009 6:25am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent
Merry christmas

24 Dec 2009 6:28am

Stu from Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

Love the festive and warm feeling emanating from this one.

24 Dec 2009 6:44am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Beautiful photo of this lovely Christmas ornament! I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

24 Dec 2009 7:16am

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Very beautiful, happy holidays!

24 Dec 2009 7:37am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Un bel ange qui entre sur nos écrans pour nous apporter la lumière de Noël. Merci Jack, bon Noël à toi et à ta famille. Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année aussi. Un bisou pour l'occasion.

24 Dec 2009 7:48am

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

nice shot , vivid colors :)

24 Dec 2009 8:19am

Florence from Paris, France

Every Chritsmas brings its lot of memories and joyful secrets. A great time to share.
Have a nice and happy Christmas Jack, for you and with all of yours.

24 Dec 2009 8:53am

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

Very merry Christmas time to you John and happy new year!
Plenty of joy and healthy in 2010!

24 Dec 2009 9:01am

Oncho from Granada, Spain

Con mucho detalle y lleno de colores

24 Dec 2009 9:04am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Lovely. Merry Christmas Jack :)

24 Dec 2009 9:12am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

Christmas in the light, joy in the red image, Wonderful Christmas to you and yours, Jack.

24 Dec 2009 9:57am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

You've outdone yourself with this composition full of light and color! Merry Christmas Jack, for you and with all of yours! Adela

24 Dec 2009 9:58am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

What a cute deco, merry Christmas my friend!

24 Dec 2009 10:41am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Beautiful composition and framing and superb colors ! Happy Christmas to you and yours !

24 Dec 2009 10:52am

Sylvie49 capture image from Vallée de la Loire, France

Merry christmas.

24 Dec 2009 11:04am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Hello, nice composition, bravo!
Reciprocal greetings

24 Dec 2009 11:05am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Our tree is the same, Jack, memories galore, collected over our 50 years.
Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy every minute of it.

24 Dec 2009 11:40am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Very very pretty Merry Christmas Jack :) x

24 Dec 2009 12:38pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You have a nice ornament. Nice presentation.
Merry Christmas to you and your cute granddaughter !

24 Dec 2009 1:04pm

Mary from PA, United States

Merry Christmas to you and your family Jack!!!

24 Dec 2009 1:25pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Enjoy the tree, Jack, and all the memories it brings to you and yours on this Christmas Eve!

24 Dec 2009 1:59pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Joyeux Noël à toi et tous les tiens

24 Dec 2009 2:14pm

Momo from Montpellier, France

you have a great holiday with family and friends Jack...we're off tomorrow for a big meal with friends...

24 Dec 2009 2:15pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Gorgeous - and love the frame! Our tree ornaments do display some history - nice thought.

24 Dec 2009 2:47pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice Christmas card ! I wish you an your family Merry Christmas and a happy New Year !

24 Dec 2009 3:16pm

Helma from Tehran, Iran

Merry Christmas
very nice captured !

24 Dec 2009 3:57pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

Beautiful memories & family traditions are the most precious! Happy Holidays!

24 Dec 2009 4:22pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

How lovely and beautiful again and again ...

And again - Have a very Merry Christmas and all the best in New 2010 , you and all you love around you :))

24 Dec 2009 4:25pm

Slackwater - don from spokane, United States

A beautiful ornament as the center piece for this seasonal image. Love that lacy look too. Very nice post.

24 Dec 2009 4:33pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely Christmas shot.
Merry Christmas to you and your famillly dear friend, enjoy your night... :-)

24 Dec 2009 4:35pm

MJ from Delaware, United States

Merry Christmas... memories (new ones and old ones) and Christ are what Christmas is about....

24 Dec 2009 4:42pm

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

beautiful soft lighting. Merry Christmas to you and your family

24 Dec 2009 5:10pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Felices Fiestas!!!!

24 Dec 2009 5:34pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Holy Christmas to you and your family.

24 Dec 2009 7:35pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The fake snow makes a super frame

24 Dec 2009 8:21pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

Merry christmas for you and your family

24 Dec 2009 8:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That's beautiful. Merry Christmas, Jack!

24 Dec 2009 9:52pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Family memories are the best!!! Hope you enjoy the holidays well with yours!!

24 Dec 2009 9:53pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Merry Christmas John and to your family!!

25 Dec 2009 2:15am

Levi Cusio from West Vancouver, Canada

lovely colors! wonderful capture! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

25 Dec 2009 2:53am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

lovely colors -- and a very beautiful ornament!

28 Dec 2009 7:10pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

c'est haut en couleurs, et très beau.

30 Dec 2009 11:18pm