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Holiday Greetings

Holiday Greetings
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Copyright: Rob Fry (Kingarfer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 520] (2405)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-02
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D70s Digital SLR, 18-70 Nikkor DX, 62 mm Uv Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): christmas cards [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-23 20:14
Viewed: 2225
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Church in Upper Canada Village during Alight at Night.

Holiday greetings from Upper Canada Village.

7th Annual Alight at Night Festival - Now Open Nightly

Upper Canada Village’s Alight at Night Festival has become a favourite holiday tradition for thousands of visitors each year in Eastern Ontario. Every night starting at 5:00 p.m. from November 29, 2007 to January 5, 2008, the Village is again transformed into a magical winter wonderland, with brilliant lights decorating its collection of heritage buildings and much of the grounds around them, including trees and fences ... with over 250,000 lights!

All of the popular elements of Alight at Night such as horse-drawn wagon and carriage rides, train rides, Christmas music, dinners on site, shopping at the Village Store, photos with Santa and more are returning this season, plus some exciting new features adding to the holiday spirit of the event.
Bundle up for an evening stroll around the Village, and see heritage buildings all magically lit, with over a QUARTER MILLION lights … a true winter wonderland!
This is an 1860's church located in the village.
Most Christians in the province would be aware of their own denomination's special characteristics and have a peripheral knowledge of the particular distinctions of other religious denominations. Besides important theological considerations, the church also provided a social centre for the community. Sunday School attendance, Sunday School picnics and concerts, choir practices, church vestry and council meetings, bazaars, and sewing societies, all provided an important social outlet. Women, most confined to the home, often eagerly took advantage of these "outings", even if their attraction was more social than religious.

Religion was a very important part of life for the population of Canada West. Religious belief defined a person in his or her relationship not only to God and eternal meaning, but also in relationship to others in the community. It was ultimately a way of defining oneself and gave meaning and purpose to the events of life.
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  • Danert Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 453 W: 53 N: 924] (4587)
  • [2007-12-23 20:49]

Hi Rob,
Excellent effect and note . Well done . I wish yu a wonderfull Chrismas time with your family and friends .

Hi Rob,
Seasons greetings to you and yours.

The lighting on this works well and you have captured the colours of the lights well, this is a superb Christmas shot.
The only change I would have made is the same as Robert has made to the Horizon.

It's nice to see you back and hope you will be back more in the New Year.

Regards and Seasons Greetings Andy

Hi Rob,
I see we have similar ideas for a post.
Lovely shot of this church and trees in festive adornment.
Have a good Christmas.

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  • kri54 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 131 W: 1 N: 2] (614)
  • [2007-12-23 23:57]

très belle capture de la lumière, belle ambiance
joyeux Noel

Hi Rob,
Your capture is really really fantastic.
A great shoot of this night scene.
Excellent POV and notes.

Hello Rob!

Season's Greetings First! Wish you all teh best for the Holidays.

A superb spot and POV . The mood is great. Sinvce this was taken last year, we can see the absence of snow. This year it would be more spectacular with the white stuff on the ground (^_^). The luminosity would be much better.

I propose you just a little workshop to correct the horizon.

Hope you won't mind and find it useful.
Kind regards,

Hi Rob
Very nice shot, love the blue tones, this subject matter makes a great Christmas card.
Merry Christmas to you and the family.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-12-24 6:46]

Fantastic details, wonderful composition!

We have missed you so much!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours too

Thank you for sharing this and so many more wonderful captures all the long year

It is Christmas Eve and I am going to see all of my favorites today and give out cookies....a wonderful picture from a wonderful photographer. thanks for the year in photos.
Bob Shannon
Pacific NW Wilderness Mountains

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-12-30 8:05]

Hello Rob ! Great night shot my friend ! Well composed and done with a perfect technique. Happy New Year !


Hello Rob,
I'm a bit late now, but I still think this is a creative idea for a Christmas card!
Well composed, and a fine atmosphere...
Pablo -

Hello Rob!
Great Christmas composition and beautiful atmosphere! Lovely light and very nice perspective!
With delay, I wish you a Happy New Year!
I miss your pictures!!!
Best regards!

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