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"Prevailing" since many years

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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-21
Categories: Daily Life, Artwork, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/8 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/12/21 'Prevail' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-12-21 5:33
Viewed: 1075
Points: 28
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Dear All,

Today morning, it came to my mind to contribute a very fresh shot to Friday's theme: "Prevail"! I find this theme very interesting and above all, a versatile one.
Thanks for proposing, Inaam!

Prior to leaving for the office, I thought to take a few captures of the old decorative stuff lying in the living room. These decorative stuff we are using every year for Christmas season celebrations. These golden balls (Attention: not real gold!) lying a golden mirrored plate are a delight to look at especially seen under a hanging lamp.

Well, including myself in the picture was just a coincidence :)

Seasonal greetings,



ISO=800, Focal Length=800, cropped, framed and finally resized for TL.

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If you added yourself to the picture, this is maybe to tell us that you prevail too ? Haha !
Indeed, Christmas prevails since many years and it's not going to stop.
Thank you for sharing :)


Hi Paras,

It is a good idea to use the Christmas decorations to reflect the photographer taking the picture. It is a good contribution to the Prevail theme. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Christmas decorations. Have a nice day.


Hi Paras,
A neatly compacted image and a great presentation for the theme.If only that were all gold I think you would really be smiling.Take care.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2012-12-21 7:15]

Hi Paras,
A steady hand for shutter speed of 1/8th second and higher ISO could gain more depth and more depth could show more in reflection, the colors are shiny and clean well composed, TFS.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-12-21 7:27]

Hi PAras.

Such festive colours grouped together, wonderfully presented. They maynot be real gold but the effect is the important issue. Have a good one.

stv ;o))

I like those old Christmas decorations, they are beautiful and ornate with awesome colors. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.

Hello Paras
Very pretty colors on these Christmas decorations..
it gives a festive atmosphere...Like to see the reflection
in the decorations...Wish you a lovely X-Mas

I like your take on this weeks theme Paras, and with a festive shot too. It is a good idea to fill the frame with all the different objects in red and gold, all different shapes and sizes. I like the use of the mirrored plate as a reflective device and the central golden ball catches the eye with your self portrait. Nice addition to the theme.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-12-21 9:29]

Hi Paras,
An interesting composition with these Christmas decorations. I like the repetitive reflections of you in the golden balls. Perfect light and such natural colors.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Ciao Paras, fascinating composition with lovely Christmas ball, fantastic reflections, wonderful bright colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

An excellent idea to take a shot of a jumble of tree decorations in this way, Paras.
I like the way that your reflection appears in several of the baubles!
The framing suits the shot too.
A lovely shot, well done.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Paras..nice shot...excellent tones and colors. Perfect focus. Nice work.


I apreciate the golden glow you have given to the Christmas ornaments and I certainly hope your Christmas is a golden one Paras. Nice antique appearance adds to the weekly theme. Regards

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-12-22 22:01]


Merveilleuse et iamge de ces boules de noël avec ces reflet superbe captage et compo quelle doré quelle effet, grandiose.
Bravo et amitié


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