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"Was that the sleigh?"
"Was that the sleigh?"

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Challenge: Window Shopping (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Williamstown, MA
Date: Dec 18, 2008
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2008

Spring Street, Williamstown...Library Antiques window. I shot a lot of this block for this challenge. Only block I have really. Not a very big town. I loved that all seemed to be 'looking' at the camera except for the one on the left. The spots are a reflection from some lights strung along the railing in front of the store. The wavy line across the top is the reflection of the awning.

ETA: Sunday night, 12/21, after the snow went back to try and re-shoot with the snow reflection in the trail of lights - add some 'smoke' or 'dust' so to speak - but most of the Santa figures were gone and there was a rocking horse in front of the stairs. Oh well. Hope this was good enough.

[Dec. 29th, 2008 08:40:08 PM]

Hmm...after the comments (at this point 8) some things seem obvious:

a)either I am too obtuse
b)voters/people who comment don't look closely at the pictures
c)titles are not relevant as this picture demontrates

I knew the lights were there and clearly saw them as a distraction in a normal pic. But with the Santa to the left, it was perfect to include them, albeit with the title and some imagination from the viewer. The lights are the sleigh taking off without Santa.

Place: 31 out of 63
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Avg (commenters): 5.6667
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Votes: 259
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11/12/2009 08:45:23 PM
personally I like the white lights reflecting in the window, and I think it's cool how you worked it into the title, does add magic to the picture
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/30/2008 11:10:09 AM
I like the sparkles moving across the window (reflected lights, no doubt) and the santas are beautiful.
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12/29/2008 10:31:12 AM
For some reason this made me laugh. Very whimsical shot!
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12/28/2008 10:33:21 PM
I like this one, but the lights (a reflection, I'm assuming) are more a touch distracting.
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12/28/2008 04:29:46 PM
Nice shot
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12/28/2008 03:00:53 PM
I like the colors and lighting, though I find the angle of the shot leaves a big empty area in the composition's upper left that does not add anything for me.
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12/27/2008 02:32:22 PM
Would like to have seen more of the window to add some context to this. It's a great subject.
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12/26/2008 06:28:43 PM
classic christamas shot, not bad but without a wow factor.
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12/25/2008 04:01:53 PM
Nicely done! The lighting emphasizes the white beards. Not so sure about the reflection of the tiny white lights.
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12/25/2008 01:23:51 AM
those reflect lights are distracting as they run though the middle of the scene /5
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