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Away in a Manger

By Goggz
Heartened by the huge response to my last upload Wink I resolved to push the boat out further and went for a midnight walk.

I was out for nearly three hours and got home at 1.45am. It was really still and quiet, except for a farm cockerel which insisted on crowing most of the time! Must a been confused by the continuing light from the moon. Anyway, this is one of those serendipitous occasions where flare is welcome.

The title is a loose allusion to the time of year, based on the fact that the tree contains a "ruined" treehouse that many of the village children have used over the years I'm sure.

30 sec @ f18, ISO 3200.

Cheers, Goggz

Tags: Snow Home Moon Flare Beam Tree house Landscape and travel Night and low light Minus 9

Voters: tressypittkerby, Mari, Imagephotographics and 27 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


20 Dec 2010 12:55PM
What a lovely picture and well titled for this time of year. Very well done.
Mari 18 1.8k United Kingdom
20 Dec 2010 1:02PM
Ooh very nice Goggzy... hope you weren't out frightening the neighbours at that time, and sorry to hear you were having trouble with your Cockerel (grin!)

It was so light here last night with the moon and snow on ground.. almost like daylight!

Really nice festive photo Pete, I like it a lot

Mari Smile
20 Dec 2010 1:02PM
Beautiful image, well taken (You must have been freezing cold).

20 Dec 2010 1:16PM
nicely done. what a super lovely photo...
20 Dec 2010 1:52PM
Super shot, love the moon flare. I was also out last night-we're a strange breed us togs!
tull 18 181 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2010 1:53PM
A real beauty, a fantastic image.

HarveySquires 12 3 6 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2010 1:54PM
An exellent image well composed
Richsr 14 91 223 England
20 Dec 2010 2:17PM
Well worth braving the cold for this one Goggz. Like it.
Regards Richard
User_Removed 13 26 2 United States
20 Dec 2010 2:23PM
Beautiful image, would be a great Christmas card!
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2010 2:24PM
You will never get better going out at stupid oclock when it's so cold..
TONKSPHOTO 11 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2010 3:23PM
Special image...Well produced...JT
Ewanneil 11 1.1k 2 Scotland
20 Dec 2010 4:15PM
Very well done.
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
20 Dec 2010 9:25PM

Quote:It was so light here last night with the moon and snow on ground.. almost like daylight! Really nice festive photo Pete, I like it a lot Mari
Thanks Mari it was the same here too! I could clearly see the colours on the climbing frame in the village playground and the light green lichen on the rocks. Think I'll pop out again later Smile

Quote:You must have been freezing cold. Chris
Err, nope. I was wrapped up nice and warm - hat & balaclava, two pairs of gloves, three jumpers, thick trousers and three pairs of socks in insulated wellies (Muck Boots, best wellies I've ever owned). Not a shiver Smile

Jeanie - I seem to be coughing more indoors, so I'm off out again later Smile With a bit of luck I might see the fox which left the footprints in the bottom corner of the piccy.

Thanks everyone for your kind words. Goggz

Oh, one thing I forgot to mention - the constellation Orion (or most of it anyway) is also in the frame. If I had a favourite constellation it would be Orion Smile
SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
21 Dec 2010 11:29AM
Very nicely done.
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
21 Dec 2010 1:25PM
Thanks Chris!
tripodted 16 32 1 Northern Ireland
2 Jan 2011 1:47PM
Beautifully captured and manipulated. This would make a fine Christmas card.

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