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Homeless Christmas Tree
Homeless Christmas Tree

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Challenge: Horizon Line (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Date: Dec 3, 2010
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Cityscape, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Dec 5, 2010

Up on a hill sits a lonely tree. One day a elderly lady decided that the tree need a few decorations so that it could be a Christmas Tree for the city's homeless. For the next few years every Christmas the elderly lady climbed up the steep hill with her beautiful decorations. But one year she didn't come and the tree was very lonely for her. As it watched over it's city and waited for her to come, that Christmas came and went. The following year some of the people of the city noticed that the tree wasn't decorated again. They decided that it needed to be again so they did. Then these people found out that the elderly lady couldn't make the trip anymore so they brought her up the steep hill. They did that for many years until she passed away a few years ago. Each year the city's friends decorate this tree but now it's not just for Christmas. Throughout the year you can find all sorts of holiday displays as this lovely and not lonely anymore tree overlooks the city.

Place: 88 out of 94
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Avg (commenters): 3.5000
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Views since voting: 923
Views during voting: 259
Votes: 137
Comments: 8
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12/14/2010 08:10:28 PM
Homelss Christmas Tree information.

Message edited by author 2010-12-14 20:11:05.
12/14/2010 07:55:12 PM
Didn't make it up at all
12/14/2010 01:37:38 AM
I like the intrigue... The story is wonderful; as I read it I kept thinking that you were making it all up. Oh the downward weight of the unusual.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/09/2010 05:47:31 PM
Is it seriously duct-taped together? Interesting shot. I like the layers of foliage in the foreground before you get to the skyline.
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12/07/2010 06:29:35 AM
Pretty unusual. I notice there's another homeless tree in the challenge. What's the homeless tree all about?
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12/06/2010 07:23:06 PM
It feels to me that the tree with it's ornaments is the dominant element here and hard to imagine the horizon is the dominant element in the photo.
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12/06/2010 04:52:46 PM
Like this shot. Bottom left could be cropped.
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12/06/2010 12:07:07 PM
I see somebody when out shooting with a buddy :-)
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