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Green Father Xmas

By oldhat
No, I have not changed the colour of the coat! This is, I understand, a traditional English Father Christmas before his coat was turned red by Coca Cola!
He's a member of a local Morris Dancing side taking part in a Mummers Play. Photographed yesterday, Boxing Day.
I tried turning the background monochrome and blurring it, but the crowd and the walls of the village pub made it look far too urban. So I transposed him to our nearby nature reserve on the day of the most snow we had last winter, 8th February.
Having done this, I thought I might use this as our 2008 Christmas card - and my wife specified a robin to perch on the brambles, bottom left. Perhaps!

Tags: Digitally manipulated Green man Morris dancers Father christmas Portraits and people

Voters: Curtain, Steven_Tyrer, kaybee and 13 more

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27 Dec 2007 9:11AM
He's cut out very well. Excellent selection technique.
Steven_Tyrer 14 69 Wales
27 Dec 2007 9:14AM
Good photo and good manipulation the robin will look good I think
kaybee Plus
17 7.9k 26 Scotland
27 Dec 2007 9:53AM
Well done - and good to see the traditional colour.
I would go for it as your next card
27 Dec 2007 11:19AM
Fine image, take a bow
Cormy 13 3 England
27 Dec 2007 11:33AM
Smashing shot.
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2007 4:43PM
Yo Ho Ho Fabulous snow!! I love this ~Father Christmas, what a silky beard.
tom67 14 1 England
27 Dec 2007 8:39PM
very good to see traditional aspects of our green and pleasant land, like the manipulation, well done!
Paree 16 616 3
27 Dec 2007 11:07PM
this is a wonderful picture
so well done
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
29 Dec 2007 4:11PM
Good cut-out, and nice colour rendition.

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