The Christmas Card

© Sandy Powers

The Christmas Card

Kathleen R. Struckle 12/10/2005 1:31:12 PM

Just beautiful!! #357283

Gary Lange 12/10/2005 2:28:30 PM

This is really a GREAT shot!! #2172383

KV Day 12/10/2005 4:20:21 PM

Nice evening shot #2172587

Janine Russell 12/10/2005 7:48:11 PM

Sandy, excellent detail, lighting and composition. #2172912

Donley L. Despain 12/10/2005 9:41:33 PM

Sandy, Christmas post card perfect, well done! #2173237

David Collins 12/11/2005 4:09:21 PM

WOW Sandy, This is absolutely stunning. Your white balance is perfect as it captures the cold you can almost feel looking at this wonderful scene. Perfectly captured!! #2175195

Ken Cole 12/11/2005 5:01:19 PM

Hi Sandy! Boy, this is a wonderful shot! I like the atmosphere and the great lighting. Dark as it should be but still plenty of detail. Just a super job and a very attractive shot! #2175276

Esther Smith 12/12/2005 10:36:48 PM

This is a really beautiful shot, Sandy!! Nice lighting and detail! #2180172

Dr Silly 1/21/2006 2:20:01 AM

Did not see this when posted, all I can say is Thomas Kinkade eat your heart out. Beautiful. This is one to be hang on the wall so everyone can see it. Congratulations Sandy. :o)
#2313236

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 1/21/2006 12:25:38 PM

Cold by cozy scene. #2317308

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 1/21/2006 6:40:19 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Sandy!!! #2319399

Donna W. Neal 1/23/2006 1:54:43 PM

Looks like out of a story book.
Congratulations on a well deserved
finalist Sandy #2327443

Mary N C. Taitt 1/25/2006 8:43:02 AM

Very pretty, congratulations. Mary :-) #2336720

Kimberly J. Whipps 2/23/2006 3:44:30 PM

Beautiful photo. And I too thought Thomas Kinkade when I saw it, but I have never seen such a beautiful seen photographed instead of painted. Well done. #2459284

Suzy Betancourt 3/16/2006 6:11:31 AM

Gorgeous, makes me want to move to Colorado.

Suzy #2538388

J.D. McFarlan 4/8/2006 7:43:39 AM

The mood of the shot really is great.

Do you like your 20D? I just bought one to go with my 5D. #2621915

Mike Rubin 4/23/2006 11:19:12 AM

Beautiful shot, You were fortunate to capture it without any cars. #2677188

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 2/26/2007 12:51:19 PM

Lovely composition, Sandy ... congrats on this finalist .. nice work!!! steve #3997983

Mary Timman 3/30/2007 2:08:34 PM

Breathtaking! Just gorgeous. Would be beautiful for Christmas cards. And should have been Grand Prize Winner! I just love this one! #4113617

Heather Thorsen 4/25/2007 4:56:01 AM

This is quite stunning. A real Christmas card scene. #4209708

Vishal Sharma 9/12/2007 1:53:40 PM

Excellent evening shot, Sandy! Great composition! #4782488

Robert G. Stalnaker 5/13/2008 9:45:54 PM

I too thought it was a Thomas Kincade. I congratualte you on the effort it took and preparation/waiting to get this shot. You are so fortunate in your timing to get this without human activity present, cars, etc. This is fabulous, your effort in the cold paid off. #5919911

Jeffrey L. Harwell 5/19/2008 3:47:55 PM

Wow, this could be on the cover of Estes' travel brochure. This is a gorgeous picture. Makes me want to pick up skiing again - even though it's May..haha.. This reminds of me of all those old Norman Rockwell paintings you see. Great job, Sandy! #5945938

Melissa Olsen 10/3/2008 3:18:38 PM

Very beautiful...in my opinion...just as good as a Kincaid...I know as I have them in my home. Just beautiful! #6549662

Susan M. Campbell 10/5/2008 10:00:41 AM

This looks just like a Christmas card. I hope you used this for your cards. Stunning image. #6555790

Max Aureli 10/16/2008 2:07:02 PM

Fantastic Christmas street scene! Great light and atmosphere!! Congratulations for your Finalist, Sandy!!! #6610230

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 10/19/2008 9:43:40 PM

Fantastic scene Sandy. Your work is amazing.
JP #6624542

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 1/10/2009 4:38:26 AM

not much that can be said which the others have not yet written but will add that this is absolutely beautiful.... this is truly your talent!! #7009614

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Description

Estes Park, Colorado on one of the coldest days most of the locals remember in a very long time! The good news about that was I was able to get this shot without people or cars milling about like there usually are. It was so beautiful -- and very worth the pain of being out in that cold! I used a 400 ISO, an aperture of F9, and the shutter speed was 1/100 seconds.

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Uploaded on 12/10/2005 12:12:23 PM


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