By mrswoolybill
On the hot line to Santa?
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Kurt42 Plus
13 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 8:23AM
On the hot line to Santa?

Or the opticians? Nice candid.

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19 Dec 2013 8:31AM
Santa. My neighbour has a 10 year old son who still believes in him.
Though I have to say that even after a whole year I'm still struggling to accept the cold hard truth myself.

( Nice vignette )
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
19 Dec 2013 8:39AM
Excellent mono candid, Moira.

fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
19 Dec 2013 8:53AM
Such a common sight these days. A well observed and captured candid.

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
19 Dec 2013 8:54AM
Well seen and taken Moria.
Regards Richard
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 8:55AM
The power of the mind can produce wonderful results…

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 71 14 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 8:56AM
Great candid mono MoiraSmile

19 Dec 2013 9:34AM
Have you see the Santa's this year
The one at our local drive in shopping centre stops at 5...
Lots of tearful children around after 5.05.
HPalin 8 30 Finland
19 Dec 2013 9:39AM
And with magic toy! Great!
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
19 Dec 2013 10:15AM
Dear Santa....I need another plastic bag but I don't have a spare 5p (for NI and Welsh viewers only!!!!) WinkGrinGrinGrin
19 Dec 2013 12:03PM
Taking a rest from her shopping. Checking her list, then checking it twice. To see who's been naughty and who's been nice. Good one.
19 Dec 2013 12:14PM
Great candid capture.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
19 Dec 2013 12:20PM
We are becoming a disconnected generation...disconnected from the world around us. Our world is shrinking to a 2x3 screen!
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
19 Dec 2013 12:21PM
A very nice study,
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
19 Dec 2013 1:40PM
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news Moira,
but due to Government cutbacks,Santa has been made redundant.
Therefor Christmas is cancelled this year.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 3:27PM
She looks very happy.... contentment is a bit of a shop in M&S and a text to follow.... Smile
19 Dec 2013 6:11PM
Love it Moira, and if She dosn't get what she asks for, it could be that Santa dosn't exist Grin
(Someone should tell Her) Wink

John Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1492 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 6:34PM
Thanks to everyone who has called in here today. It's been a busy day but there's only one exam session left at school and we've almost reached sanity. I'm hoping for a quiet weekend...
Re comments - I remember my fury when our daughter's friend told her that Santa was just Daddy. But ever since then I have been Mrs Santa at Christmas.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
19 Dec 2013 6:34PM
Santa, I would like you to bring me a new phone that's easier to read!! Grin Excellent candid, Moira, like this a lot SmileSmile
Trev Smile
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
19 Dec 2013 11:28PM
Your processing on this one really appeals to me - you seem to have gone maybe a bit darker than usual? Anyway, I like it - nice strong tonal contrasts appeal and grab my eye.

It's her expression that says it all for me - maybe on a hotline to Santa, but from the look on her face, I think she's texting with someone she cares a lot about - her children, or maybe a lover?

Anne Smile
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
19 Dec 2013 11:45PM
A fabulous B&W shot. Shows perfectly well the most favourite source of all magic for the youngsters, Moira.
Rhoufi 6 Australia
19 Dec 2013 11:50PM
A fine, undisturbed, candid photo with an engrossed expression, bravo Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1492 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 7:16AM

Quote:Your processing on this one really appeals to me - you seem to have gone maybe a bit darker than usual?

I used a much darker vignette than I would normally choose, to give a private, enclosed feel but also because the background was very bright and distracting.
Cheers everyone,
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
20 Dec 2013 1:18PM
very well observed Wink
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3510 Canada
21 Dec 2013 4:43PM
A moment captured.

mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1492 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 4:44PM
That's what it's about, Willie.
Checking the Sparkle in the M&S card?

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
24 Dec 2013 5:02PM
I don't know about santa claus more like an insanity clause after reading some of the comments on here! ho ho ho!Tongue Mikbee's sparkling wit has kept me entertained again, he's in a strange mood at present as only a few days ago he was on about writing a note to Santa requesting a new Nikon SLR camera on Simon Fletchers upload, so he is obviously a non believer now after I've read this!WinkGrin

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