By mrswoolybill
On the hot line to Santa?
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Kurt42 Plus
14 2.6k 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
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 8:39AM
Excellent mono candid, Moira.

fentiger 16 916 23 England
19 Dec 2013 8:53AM
Such a common sight these days. A well observed and captured candid.

Richsr 10 91 223 England
19 Dec 2013 8:54AM
Well seen and taken Moria.
Regards Richard
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 8:55AM
The power of the mind can produce wonderful results…

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 143 15 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 8:56AM
Great candid mono MoiraSmile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
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 9 30 Finland
19 Dec 2013 9:39AM
And with magic toy! Great!
cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 27 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
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
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
11 28 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
9 7.0k 30 England
19 Dec 2013 12:21PM
A very nice study,
mikbee 10 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
7 202 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
10 1.1k 1740 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
9 12 11 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 9 620 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
8 17 12 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 7 Australia
19 Dec 2013 11:50PM
A fine, undisturbed, candid photo with an engrossed expression, bravo Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1740 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
11 2 Austria
20 Dec 2013 1:18PM
very well observed Wink
banehawi Plus
13 1.6k 3722 Canada
21 Dec 2013 4:43PM
A moment captured.

mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1740 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 4:44PM
That's what it's about, Willie.
Checking the Sparkle in the M&S card?

Glostopcat 11 255 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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