Red and Green (POTD 12/24/05)

© DiAnna F. Paulk

Red and Green (POTD 12/24/05)

Uploaded: November 30, 2005


Ornaments on a black cloth with only window light and silver reflector. Tamron 28-75mm 1:2.8 lens fully extended. Polarizer. Aperture priority f11, 30 sec., ISO 200. Increased contrast and shadows in RAW conversions.


Gerda Grice level-classic November 30, 2005

Wow, DiAnna, this is absolutely stunning! Not only is it perfectly composed (and it certainly is!), it's also perfectly focused and lit--and, of course, the complementary colours + the gold look absolutely gorgeous together. Wondferful contrast and shadows, too! This is a real winner in my books! #352275

Wendy Stevenson November 30, 2005

Beautiful job DiAnna - I'd say your experiment was a HUGE success!! The lighting is gorgeous, the comp is superb and the mood and colour combo are so warm! You should be proud of this image - like Gerda says a winner in my books:-) #2139327

Janine Russell level-deluxe November 30, 2005

DiAnna, excellent selective focus with great colors and composition. #2139347

Jenny Bosmans November 30, 2005

Amazing image, DiAnna!! Fantastic lighting, colors and composition!! Excellent! #2139354

Linda Proctor November 30, 2005

Amazing DiAnna!! Surely a winner!! #2139543

Cyn Valentine level-classic November 30, 2005

Love the sheen on the balls..wonderful color and composition! Great job! #2139712

Brian Wallace November 30, 2005

Wonderful! Love the contrast and the DOF! #2139722

Laura Clay-Ballard November 30, 2005

beautiful shot, Dianna! I'll be entering my first holiday shot tomorrow! #2139833

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic December 01, 2005

Wow..I truly love this....I love Green and red together. I am decorating my house, I hope to get some pics too...Great job on the BG and lighting. #2141820

Donna K. Kilcher December 02, 2005

This is very beautiful! Great job on the composition and colors #2144631

Leanne M.E. Boyd December 20, 2005

Beautiful shot, Dianna! Congratulations! #2202110

Eleanor Caputo December 20, 2005

Congratulations on being a finalist DiAnna. Wonderful deep colors and nice use of DOF to isolate that gold top! #2202561

Jenny Bosmans December 20, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, DiAnna!! #2202754

Marie Fields level-classic December 20, 2005

Congralations, DiAnna! This is gorgeous!!! #2203454

Jill Flynn level-classic December 20, 2005

Congratulations DiAnna on your beautiful and artistic finalist!! #2203581

Wendy Stevenson December 20, 2005

Congrats on this most beautiful finalist DiAnna!! You did a GREAT job! Best of luck to you in the next round!! #2203679

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic December 20, 2005

just beautiful. I love this shot. Well deserved!!! #2203706

Terry L. Ellis level-classic December 20, 2005

Congratulations, DiAnna, on this beautiful finalist! Good luck in the next round! #2204281

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic December 20, 2005

Congratulations Dianna on this beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.

Kerby #2205211

Katherine Kuhn level-classic December 20, 2005

Gorgeous shot & congratulations on making finalist! Good luck on the next round! #2205363

Colleen Farrell December 20, 2005

Appreciate all the details on how you made this excellent image. I was interested to see that you used a polarizer. All this info is great for beginners like me. And ... to repeat what others have said, this is a terrific photograph! It's an unusual Christmas image, which I also really like. #2206386

Linda Proctor December 20, 2005

Congrats DiAnnA !!! Knew this would be back!!! #2206392

Laura Clay-Ballard December 20, 2005

It does NOT surprise me one bit to see this one with a medallion under it!
incredibly gorgeous! CONGRATS! #2206526

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 20, 2005

Congratulations on your Finalist! The red in this looks absolutely electrified! #2206599

Linda D. Lester level-classic December 20, 2005

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #2206924

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 20, 2005

Fabulous finalist, congratulations! #2207478

Sherry S. Boles December 20, 2005

Congratulations...beautiful finalist...absolutely wonderful use of lighting! #2207561

Janet L. Skinner December 21, 2005

Congrats, DiAnna!! Absolutely gorgeous lighting and work!! #2208449

Kristian L. Stricklin December 22, 2005

Congrats on this wonderful finalist, DiAnna! #2213223

Jennifer Rennison December 22, 2005

Gorgeous image, DiAnna! Congratulations on your finalist!! #2213843

Susan L. Vasquez December 22, 2005

Lovely image DiAnne. Congrats on your finalist. #2215205

Rhonda Smith December 22, 2005

Wow..DiAnne..this is gorgeous!! Big congrats and good luck in the final round. #2215214

Susana Ms Heide December 24, 2005

Congratulations DiAnna on this wonderful POTD!! You've captured the mood for Christmas so well! #2219397

Karen Engelbreth December 24, 2005

Big congrats on your POTD, DiAnna! #2219430

Ken Cole level-deluxe December 24, 2005

This is outstanding, DiAnna! I can't add anything more than has already been said except to express my congratulations and to thank you for the clear explanation of what was done to make this masterpiece...! #2219434

Leanne M.E. Boyd December 24, 2005

Beautiful image, DiAnna! Congrats on the finalist and POTD! #2219436

Luhut Napitupulu December 24, 2005

This is cool, DiAnna! Congratulations on your winner and POTD! #2219443

Jenny Bosmans December 24, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, DiAnna!! #2219482

Darryl Wilkinson December 24, 2005

Excellent camera control with beautiful results, DiAnna! Congratulations on this fantastic POTD!!! #2219541

Robyn L. Mayne December 24, 2005

DiAnna, doesn't surprise me. Everything I have seen of yours is stunning. Congratulations on this (and also a very well deserved best in class for the transfer class!)
Hope to share some more BP times with you..Robyn #2219555

Bill Houghton December 24, 2005

DiAnna, this is just beautiful. I love it. You did a great job on this one, as usual. Have a great Christmas.
Bill #2219566

Joline Frazier December 24, 2005

This is beautiful. Congratulations on this lovely POTD, and Merry Christmas, DiAnna. #2219569

Vicki Hunt December 24, 2005

I am so happy for this Wonderful POTD! congrats!!!! And Merry Christmas! #2219571

Laura Clay-Ballard December 24, 2005

AND a POTD as well! SUPER! Congrats! Merry christmas! #2219583

Michelle R. Kovach December 24, 2005

Congratulations DiAnna! Very nicely done! Merry Christmas! #2219631

December 24, 2005


Cathy Gregor December 24, 2005

This is gorgeous, DiAnna!
Congrats on your finalist and POTD. #2219660

Donna Dunbar December 24, 2005

Amazing color and composition, congrats on POTD !!! #2219678

Tammy Scott December 24, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD! #2219683

Kathleen Clemons December 24, 2005

Excellent, DiAnna! I love this, congrats! #2219692

David Phalen December 24, 2005

Just beautiful!! #2219810

Scott Pedersen December 24, 2005

This looks great #2219875

Linda D. Lester level-classic December 24, 2005

Congratulations on the POTD! Beautiful shot! Merry Christmas to you and your family! #2219882

William C. Raco level-classic December 24, 2005

This is so beautiful, DiAnna!
A very fitting image for today's POTD

Bill #2219896

Wendy Stevenson December 24, 2005

So great to see this first thing in the morning DiAnna!! Big Congrats on this GREAT macro shot!! You're on a roll girly!! #2219999

Terry L. Ellis level-classic December 24, 2005

Congratulations, DiAnna, on this fabulous POTD! #2220085

Mary N C. Taitt December 24, 2005

Utterly gorgeous! COngratulations on your finalist and POTD! Mary :-)

And Merry Christmas, too! :-) #2220099

Tori A. Woods December 24, 2005

DiAna.....congrats on this winner and POTD!! I love the one red ornament with all the green......this photo is elegantly your gallery as have lots of winners there too...Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours........Tori #2220104

Laura E. OConnor December 24, 2005

Congrats on your finalist AND your POTD! This is a GORGEOUS shot!!! Mary Christmas to you! #2220145

Nicole Kessel December 24, 2005

Beautiful shot, DiAnna! Congratulations on POTD and finalist! The composition, colors, and lighting are superb! Nicely done! #2220195

Linda Proctor December 24, 2005

Congratulations on this POTD DiAnna !!!Merry Christmas !! #2220302

Theresa M. VanderStaay December 24, 2005

Great shot. The colors are just beautiful. I love how you focused on the red ornaments gold top and then the rest of it softens. Great presentation of the Christmas bulbs. The red color of the ornament is just amazing. Very, very nice shot!...Tessa #2220319

Ed Heaton December 24, 2005

Great image DiAnna, Love the colors and selective focus! Congrats on POTD!!!
Happy Holidays to you :-) #2220432

Lori Carlson December 24, 2005

This is mesmerizing DiAnna! Wonderful vision and work!! Congratulations and Merry Christmas!! Thanks for sharing the spirit of the season!! :0) #2220530

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe December 24, 2005

Congratulations on your POTD, DiAnna! Your image goes so far beyond the Pretty Picture and way into interpretation. The concept and the technique you used to realise it are superb! #2220659

Mary Clarke December 24, 2005

Many congratulations on POTD DiAnna, this is beautiful! #2220764

Jill Flynn level-classic December 24, 2005

A big congratulations on your POTD DiAnna1! This is beautiful and artistic! #2221042

Anita Taylor December 24, 2005

Truly amazing, DiAnna! Lovely colors and an awesome idea! Congratulations! #2221181

Joy Rector December 25, 2005

Congrats on POTD #2221516

Kathleen R. Struckle December 25, 2005

Congrats on youyr finalist and stunning POTD!! #2221970

Jane P. Anderson December 25, 2005

Stunning is the correct adjuctive! This is really beautiful in it's simplicity! Congrats and well deserved! #2222183

Corinne M. Thompson December 25, 2005

Superb image...congrats on both! #2222761


Congratulations on your Finalist and on well deserved POTD. #2223591

December 26, 2005

congrats and happy holidays! #2224107

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 26, 2005

Super choice for potd, congratulations! #2224572

Judy S. Fung December 27, 2005

Congrats on your POTD, DiAnna! #2225809

Marsha S. Smith December 27, 2005

Congratulations on this absolutely gorgeous POTD! #2227351

Elsa Gary December 28, 2005

gorgeous DiAnna,
the colors, highlighted with the gold, and the creative focus make this a fabulous holiday image. sorry I was late seeing it! #2229374

Lani Allen December 29, 2005

Di-this is quite an image. Simply beautiful-well done! #2233818

Claudette Foote January 03, 2006

Fantastic lighting, colors and composition!! Excellent!
Congrats on your POTD, DiAnna! #2248765

Tammy Scott January 21, 2006

This is just so lovely! Congratulations! #2318987

RC Fritz December 26, 2006

Excellent lighting. A Wonderful work, DiAnna!! Congratulations! #3741890

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