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Christmas Tree - - -

By Melanie_M  
The closest I will get this year, it's a W-thing Wink
For the others of you doing the W-thing may it be quiet and for those of you who are not may you find happiness over the coming holiday.
This was taken 3 weeks ago as the sun fell low in the sky, V2 was taken early the same morning, lots of stacked grads again and the wider angle lens.

Tags: General Landscape and travel

Voters: RAUL, Glostopcat, jeanie and 105 more

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martin.w Plus
18 603 27 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 12:46PM
Good use of the tree.....and the light. A well balanced scene Smile
paulthepunk 13 25 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 12:46PM
Both awesome images! I love the second one!!
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 12:48PM
Hope you make the most of Christmas amongst all that W-stuff, Mel.. my shifts fall nicely this year meaning I am off on the vital days, but doing the W-thing on either side.. Smile

I cannot possibly choose between versions 1 and 2.. they are both excellent.

steviehutch 13 18 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 12:48PM
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 12:48PM
stunning capture
Grim1 14 49 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 12:55PM
Both gorgeous shots!
Bravdo 12 17 2 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 1:01PM
Wow .Stunning capture . hard to choose between the versions.Both outstanding.
GrahamNobles 12 9 4 England
21 Dec 2008 1:07PM
Super shot Mel, you had better light than me up there, but I wonder if it's the same tree from 12 years ago.
steve_eb Plus
12 372 9 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 1:19PM
Both shots are tremendous, I can't choose....Steve

Am I going to regret asking this.....Whats the "W-thing" ?
Melanie_M 15 168 9 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 1:24PM

Quote:Am I going to regret asking this.....Whats the "W-thing" ?

Jeanie got it, it's work. Iwill get my Christmas present later in the year when the work banked over the holiday will give me a week on Mull. Smile
britishlandscapes Junior Member 13 13
21 Dec 2008 1:28PM
Certainly prefer V1 - the warm lighting and composition are excellent

21 Dec 2008 1:36PM
Hope you don't overdo the w-thing Mel, do you get some time off after the Holidays? You'll need it I think.
Lovely warm light here though I'll bet it was damned cold for you. V2 looks even colder and could be a cracker with some time spent processing, love the starburst.

All the very best my friend, it'll soon be over,
DebbieBMP 12 33 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 1:41PM
Wow two cracking shots glad you get sometime away from work to get shots like this - Debbie
MikeH 16 217 4 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 2:06PM
V1 is stunning Mel, it's a fair old trek up there !

Sue_R 14 11 6 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 2:12PM
Two lovely images. If forced to choose, I guess I'd go for V1 because I love the warm light on the rocks and the trees.

Hope you still manage to enjoy Christmas despite the dreaded "W" word.

TrevorB 17 12 Canada
21 Dec 2008 2:29PM
Very nice photos. I can't decide which one I like better!
21 Dec 2008 2:35PM
WOW..great photos....brilliant...
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 14 Wales
21 Dec 2008 3:09PM
Two stunning images Melanie.Merry Christmas to you and your family.
ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
21 Dec 2008 3:53PM

hmm, could be taken one of 2 ways Wink
arhb 13 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 3:55PM
This is superb, a lovely composition.
dtomo68 17 9 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 5:01PM
Brilliant well taken one of my fav places

chris-p Plus
15 72 England
21 Dec 2008 5:16PM
Both excellent images....
Camairish 15 1.4k Scotland
21 Dec 2008 6:30PM
A very balanced and pleasing composition - great image,

m3lem 14 England
21 Dec 2008 7:43PM
Both wonderful images, love v2, excellent shots
rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
21 Dec 2008 8:37PM
Awesome Melanie, incredible images. Mull will be worth the effort. Take it easy and have a peaceful Christmas Melanie. Ron.
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 8:56PM
I would rather work then get a week on Mull!!!!!
Lucky you Grin
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 9:12PM
Excellent image, super light!
Try to make the W-thing a wee thing! Wink
angej 16 479 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 9:07AM
This is rather lovely Mel. Smile
paulsteds 16 123 England
22 Dec 2008 9:15AM
Two cracking images...have a nice one.
49er 14 564
22 Dec 2008 9:52AM
two cracking shots. so well composed
rmr 13 1 Wales
22 Dec 2008 10:01AM
stunning captures ,love the composition and tones
oll1e 13 57 2 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 12:26PM
Two gorgeous images Mel ,if pushed i'd plumb for v1 ,hope you don't w**k to hard,and get sometime off over Christmas.
MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
22 Dec 2008 5:55PM
Not bad Mel. keep practising, you'll get it one day, LOL
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, we must organise another meet in the lakes sometime, I'm getting withdrawal symptoms.

Valerie1 13 68 Northern Ireland
22 Dec 2008 7:20PM
Excellent work as usual. You have captured beautiful lighting. Ted is doing the W thing all over the Christmas period but I'm a lady of leisure. Hope you have a Happy Christmas anyway and have an enjoyable week in Mull.
tripodted 15 32 1 Northern Ireland
22 Dec 2008 10:30PM
I hope the big W doesn't spoil Christmas too much. I've got to work this year too.
Many thanks for all your clicks and comments over the last year to my own and the rest of my families uploads.
Oh I nearly forgot cracker shot. I like both versions but think V1 is slightly stronger.
IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2008 10:08AM
Two remarkable images that testify to your talents as one of the best landscape photographers around.

Why the first one in particular hasn't received the awards it deserves mystifies me.

Have a great Christmas, Melanie.
davidbailie 17 457 7 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2008 9:06AM
Lovely - beautifully balanced comp

Merry Christmas to you

Lockhart 14 6 United States
26 Dec 2008 9:57PM
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
3 Jan 2009 5:13PM
Here's the Ton! Smile

Think we might owe you royaties, Melanie, we were shooting this today Smile

F x
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
6 Jan 2009 8:21AM
Gorgeous light in V1
redstag 15 100 15 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2009 7:12PM
V2 is gorgeous.

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