Fresh for the Holidays

© Michelle Alton

Fresh for the Holidays

Barbara Waldoch Student 12/21/2009 2:24:21 AM

Wish I was there in all that snow (without the cold though) :-)
Beautifully captured, Michelle! #1218188

Carolyn M. Fletcher 12/21/2009 2:41:41 AM

Beautiful, Michelle. They say we might get a little snow for Christmas, but I'll believe it when I see it. #8236588

Tammy M. Anderson 12/21/2009 2:51:21 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Michelle. #8236599

Gord MacEachern 12/21/2009 3:04:31 AM

Tammys right on Michelle, FANTASTIC winter image!!!!! #8236619

Usman M. Bajwa 12/21/2009 3:14:51 AM

Wonderful composition and treatment, Michelle. FAVED!

UB. #8236631

Doug Pignet 12/21/2009 3:16:54 AM

Very nice winter capture, I do like the fresh snow look. #8236636

Anne M. Young 12/21/2009 3:23:56 AM

Michelle - this is picture perfect! You have a winner here. I bet the neighbors will love a copy! #8236644

Patricia Seidler 12/21/2009 3:29:14 AM

Beautiful winter image Michelle. Looks like a postcard. #8236653

Jeff W. Robinson 12/21/2009 3:39:39 AM

This is Stunning Michelle - Great capture and perfect treatment!! Jeff #8236677

Howard B. Cheek 12/21/2009 4:08:55 AM

What a pleasing winter scene Michelle!
Love the topaz effect, just wonderful :)
Merry Christmas! #8236728

Alan L. Borror 12/21/2009 4:24:02 AM

Gorgeous winter scene, Michelle! I am jealous! We got about two inches: must be because its southern Maine. #8236767

Agnes Fegan 12/21/2009 4:52:20 AM

Picture perfect winter scene ... love it! #8236836

Val Feldman 12/21/2009 5:17:53 AM

Stunning..the only word for it!! Anne is right - I have no doubt you have a winner here, Michelle. Perfect, impeccable work! I think my jaw is STILL hanging open! :) Fav'd for me, too... (Happy Holidays to you and yours, Michelle and all the best that 2010 can offer...and a tad more wouldn't hurt, either!) #8236890

Jim Huffield 12/21/2009 5:22:36 AM

WOW!!! Michelle this is very beautiful indeed. Jim #8236894

Courtenay Vanderbilt 12/21/2009 5:34:50 AM

Oh, Michelle! Beautifully captured! Postcard perfect! #8236915

Bill Houghton 12/21/2009 5:41:09 AM

Michelle, this is an outstanding image. Great capture. This would make a great card. Thanks for your comment on my 'Swamp Heron' photo. I sincerely appreciate it. Have a great day, Bill #8236931

Ujjwal Mukherjee 12/21/2009 6:09:33 AM

What a beautiful image,Michelle! Love the composition and treatment!! #8236985

Bonnie Gearhart 12/21/2009 6:23:44 AM

Postcard Picture Perfect! I bet they love it! #8237022

Jack Ryan 12/21/2009 6:37:32 AM

Well composed with excellent detail and color...a wonderful photo...very well done. #8237062

Ron McEwan 12/21/2009 6:54:35 AM

I like this Mechelle, it should be on a Christmas card. Excellent work for sure. I have never shot raw. I may have to try that to see if we are compatible. #8237094

Lynn M. Whitt 12/21/2009 7:40:05 AM

Beautiful image, we are covered in snow here... #8237229

Margaret R. Barry 12/21/2009 8:00:04 AM

Beautiful, Michelle. Your treatment is perfect! #8237300

Mitch Spence 12/21/2009 9:49:35 AM

That's beautiful, Michelle. I love the play of shadows across the snow. I envy you the snow and its beauty, although I'm happy not to have to slog around in it trying to get somewhere. #8237482

Tiia Vissak 12/21/2009 11:06:04 AM

a wonderful image! #8237622

Kerry Hill 12/21/2009 11:08:11 AM

Absolutely beautiful Michelle, I agree with Ron, it would make a gorgeous christmas card, well done!! #8237629

Hal Bambrick 12/21/2009 12:04:20 PM

Just Awesome Michelle,Very WELL Done!!!. #8237798

Mike Clime 12/21/2009 12:04:30 PM

This is postcard perfect! You should try and sell it to your neighbor! LOL #8237799

Monnie Ryan 12/21/2009 12:32:17 PM

Sure is a gorgeous home, and the snow makes it a really special shot. Beautiful, Michelle! #8237871

Karen Engelbreth 12/21/2009 2:09:46 PM

Beautiful winter image, Michelle... #8238053

Kathy Coombs 12/21/2009 3:10:29 PM

Beautiful..I miss snow! A perfect gift for your neighbors would be cards or stationary of this shot! #8238132

Joao Martinho 12/21/2009 3:26:50 PM

This is impressive, Michelle. The light captured is unique and the composition is a great tribute to the season! #8238143

Jim Baines 12/21/2009 4:36:03 PM

This same house caught my eye about a couple years ago .. each time you seem to paint it even better! #8238211

David Phalen 12/21/2009 6:52:08 PM

Fabulous light, tones and clarity in a spectacular winter image!! Very well done Michelle!! #8238487

Brett Dolsen 12/22/2009 12:16:49 AM

Wonderfull perfectly captured seasonal capture Michelle!!Merry Christmas and hoping 2010 turns out a great year for you.Brett #8238768

Summer A. Kozisek 12/22/2009 12:44:28 AM

Beautiful winter image with great clarity Michelle!! #8238792

Dick W. Wyatt 12/22/2009 12:53:10 AM

Great winter picture ! #8238800

Paul E. Earl 12/22/2009 2:14:04 AM

Wonderful winter scene, Michelle!! #8238875

Deb Koskovich 12/22/2009 3:34:27 AM

Wow, this belongs in a frame, my friend! #8238953

Tommy E. Burgess 12/22/2009 4:05:14 AM

Absolutely beautiful capture Michelle!! Love the beautiful colors, and the crisp topaz really makes the details pop out nicely! Blue skies always look fantastic when theres snow on the ground. Beautiful work my friend!! #8239042

Sharon F. Morris 12/22/2009 5:55:05 AM

Beautiful scene Michelle would make a beautiful Christmas Card.
Merry Christmas #8239295

Marty Straub 12/22/2009 9:50:03 AM

Very well composed with warmly intgeresting light, Michelle. #8239808

Kaye Burazin 12/22/2009 6:44:34 PM

Looks cozy and welcoming. Very charming #8240642

Renata Gusciora 12/23/2009 4:15:24 AM

Gorgeous winter image with fabulous lighting and details,Michelle! #8241188

Linda A. Braddock 12/23/2009 9:20:25 AM

Michelle, This is Gorgeous! Looks like a winner to me! #8241872

AEK 12/23/2009 9:41:02 AM

as usual, picture perfect. a wonderful image with just the perfect amount of very subtle post processing which turns it into a piece of fine-art photography. a real gem, michelle. -a. #8241913

Phyllis Burchett 12/27/2009 1:15:12 PM

Fantastic winter scene, great processing too! #8249677

Marilyn K. Lincecum 12/27/2009 4:51:37 PM

Beautiful in every respect. Fantatic lighting, colors, detail and clarity. #8250102

Janice Mezzacappa 12/28/2009 9:32:58 AM

Wow Michelle just gorgeous you really captured every aspect of your friend's home and turned into a work of art!! I am sure they would love to frame and hang in their home! Stay safe and warm with all that snow!! Yummy hot chocolate :) #8251480

Emile Abbott 12/28/2009 11:34:04 AM

Nice lighting and composition Michelle. #8251644

Laura E. Swan 1/1/2010 7:27:21 PM

Absolutely beautiful! This looks just like a greeting card! :)

!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR MICHELLE !!!

-Laura #8262530

Susan Weisensel 1/2/2010 9:55:16 AM

Gorgeous Michelle. #8264101

Toni Riggs 1/3/2010 1:48:38 AM

Beautiful winter image! #8265641

Jean Lechleiter 1/16/2010 7:14:59 PM

Wonderful winter image, Michelle! Congrats. on the EP! #8302819

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 1/18/2010 2:35:22 PM

Beautiful image, Michelle! Congratulations on your finalist! #8306348

Stefania Barbier 1/18/2010 2:39:49 PM

congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #8306378

Nancyj Hovey 1/18/2010 2:56:30 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your wonderful FINALIST!!!

Photobucket #8306555

Daniella Puente 1/18/2010 2:59:58 PM

Congratulations! :)) Is a superb photo Michelle... #8306606

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/18/2010 3:09:50 PM

WTG, Michelle! Congratulations! #8306740

Amy M. Wilson 1/18/2010 3:20:01 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Michelle! #8306859

Bonnie C. Lackey 1/18/2010 3:31:47 PM

I'm so glad to see this as a finalist! #8306962

Carolyn Morgan 1/18/2010 3:32:02 PM

Adding my congratulations! #8306964

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/18/2010 4:04:26 PM

WOW
Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :) #8307248

Carol L. Fowler 1/18/2010 4:11:39 PM

Congrats! WTG! #8307354

Ellen Hodges 1/18/2010 5:26:17 PM

Congrats on a gorgeous finalist, Michelle! Best luck!!! #8308140

Joannie M. Bertucci 1/18/2010 5:39:40 PM

Stunning image Michelle and congratulations on your well deserved Finalist! I'd love to live in your neighborhood! :-) #8308244

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/18/2010 5:40:07 PM

Congratulations, Michelle, on this gorgeous finalist!

Debby #8308247

Carol Eade 1/18/2010 5:50:16 PM

Gorgeous Finalist, Michelle...congratulations! #8308349

Debra R. Harder 1/18/2010 5:54:19 PM

Beautiful image, Michelle! Huge congratulations on your fabulous finalist!! Deb #8308392

Val Feldman 1/18/2010 6:09:36 PM

Happy to see this one with a Finalist badge attached, Michelle! A beautiful and well-deserved Finalist.... Best of luck in the upcoming rounds! ~Val #8308536

Monnie Ryan 1/18/2010 6:37:44 PM

Fantastic job, Michelle -- congratulations!! #8308811

Renee Doyle 1/18/2010 6:39:11 PM

Big congratulations on this excellent finalist Michelle!! #8308831

Lorna Shutter 1/18/2010 6:46:17 PM

Oh my goodness!!! This is so incredibly beautiful, Michelle!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award!!!!! ... and Good luck in the next round!!! :)
TJ dancing Pictures, Images and Photos #8308919

Linda D. Lester 1/18/2010 6:57:32 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist! #8309048

Patricia A. Coblentz 1/18/2010 7:07:14 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle...this is truly beautiful!!
Patti #8309140

Laura E. Swan 1/18/2010 8:20:31 PM

So wonderful Michelle!!!

Photobucket

This one surely could go one to be that greeting card I saw it to be earlier!

SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

-Laura :D #8309469

Phyllis Burchett 1/18/2010 8:43:38 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Michelle! #8309581

Ann Coates 1/18/2010 8:49:18 PM

I must have missed this one somewhere along the way. I can see why the Judges liked it. It's stunning. Congratulations on your Finalist Michelle. #8309608

Carrie M. Groseclose 1/18/2010 9:26:51 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Michelle on your gorgeous Finalist! #8309754

Ryan Murphy 1/18/2010 9:44:15 PM

stunning...congrats Michelle! #8309789

Bojan Bencic 1/18/2010 10:50:10 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle! #8309931

Lynne Morris 1/18/2010 11:00:08 PM

Wow this is beautiful Michelle and Huge Congratulations on your finalist. #8309975

Joao Martinho 1/19/2010 12:35:16 AM

My congratulations on this finalist and hope for the next round, Michelle! #8310234

Beverley Scott 1/19/2010 1:01:57 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Michelle! #8310313

Usman M. Bajwa 1/19/2010 3:15:04 AM

Beautiful. CONGRATZ, Michelle.

UB. #8310618

Brett Dolsen 1/19/2010 3:16:46 AM

Congratulations Michelle and hope you are aware of your great finalist!! #8310625

Tammy M. Anderson 1/19/2010 3:42:32 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Michelle. I think we will see it one more time. #8310700

Danny B. Head 1/19/2010 4:22:07 AM

Congratulation on your finalist. Great image! #8310788

Aimee S. McMaster 1/19/2010 4:51:57 AM

....Congratulations on this Wonderful Finalist Michelle... #8310890

Renata Gusciora 1/19/2010 5:07:38 AM

Big congratulations on this wonderful finalist,Michelle!!!:-) #8310961

Jessica Jenney 1/19/2010 5:42:47 AM

Congratulations, Michelle on your beautiful finalist! #8311075

Karen Celella 1/19/2010 5:49:30 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Michelle! #8311108

Allen O. Howard 1/19/2010 9:15:53 AM

An AWESOME image Michelle! Congratulations! #8311821

Gail Vitikacs 1/19/2010 10:14:39 AM

Bet they would love a copy of this beautiful image! Congrats! #8311992

Eivor Kuchta 1/19/2010 12:45:53 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, and good luck in the next round! #8312389

Patrick Rouzes 1/19/2010 2:28:17 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalllist, Michelle! WTG , my friend! #8312659

Marijana Fajgl 1/20/2010 12:53:01 PM

Big congratulations, Michelle! Fantastic image! #8316264

Alex T. Mizuno 1/23/2010 11:15:26 PM

Beautiful work Michelle! Congratulations on your Finalist!!! #8325121

Toni A. Martin 2/28/2010 10:21:26 AM

Wow. Grading on a curve for those clouds, I say excellent. You are Master of skies. #8422166

Usman M. Bajwa 10/3/2010 10:47:52 PM

This deserves another chance for sure, Michelle. Good luck!

UB. #8945392


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Description


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Our neighbors' home, freshly painted, blanketed, and brilliant in the post-storm sun!
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Although Philadelphia was covered by 23 inches of snow yesterday, we were luckier in Yardley, with only about 12.
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Shot Raw, Manual Settings.
F11, 1/320s, ISO:100, 42mm(equiv)
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Applied mild doses of TOPAZ Detail and Adjust.
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Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 30.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D

Uploaded on 12/21/2009 2:05:58 AM

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