View from my window

© Phil Sauvey

View from my window

Uploaded: December 15, 2004


This is a macro photograph of my wife's holiday village basically from within. I wanted it to appear realistic in that it looked like a real town street lit for the holiday season. I focused on the Church and then adjusted my aim down Main Street for the DOF. I shot from such an angle that it would appear it was from a 2nd story window.


Dan Holm December 15, 2004

Excellent effect, Phillip! Love the DOF, your perspective and capture!! Fantastic shot! #196660

S J December 15, 2004

Terrific image and DOF control, Phillip! Great work! #972407

Jordi Delgado December 15, 2004

Wonderful shot, Phillip !! Fantastic colors and composition!!!

:-)) #972424

Phil Sauvey December 15, 2004


Many thanks. I took so many photos and this was the best of the batch in my opinion. I knew what I wanted, it was just getting the photo right. This is right out of the camera, no post processing. #972452

Sharon Day level-classic December 15, 2004

Outstanding photo, Phil!!! Wonderful DOF and I love the lighting! Very nice!!! #972455

Donna Roberts December 15, 2004

This is lovely and I really like the "minature village" look about this - wow....this is a real place ?? Looks just like a fairytale.
Excellent thought to the angle and DOF Phillip....!!
Donna (from "downunder") #972469

Stanley J. Contrades December 15, 2004

Excellent, excellent and extremely well executed, Phil!! What a great idea and well worth the effort! Love this holiday image a lot!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #972482

Anette Linnea Rasmussen December 15, 2004

Lovely Phil, love the DOF and light on
this shot! Excellent!

Best wishes to you and yours
Linnea #972486

Eric Highfield level-deluxe December 15, 2004

Looks fantastic, Phil! Hard to tell that it was done with miniatures...keeps the viewer guessing! #972526

cj patterson December 15, 2004

This is so beautiful Phillip!! Just wonderful!!!! #972600

Diane Addonizio December 15, 2004

Beautiful, Phillip #972765

Mellanie December 15, 2004

Very beautiful, Phil! Love the color and DoF! #973261

Kelly Abernathy level-classic December 15, 2004

So creative and beautiful! -K #973459

Susan T. Evans level-classic December 15, 2004

awesome shot and dof Phillip!!!! love it!!! #974052

Phil Sauvey December 15, 2004

Sharon, Donna, Stan, Linnea, Eric, C.J., Diane, Mellanie, K, Susan,

Thank you ever so much for your kind comments. Happy holidays to each and everyone of you and I am looking forward to 2005 with all of my BP friends. Best wishes and may your photos go GOLD! #974466

Janet Detota December 23, 2004

Excellent idea and wonderfully executed! #993091

Phil Sauvey December 23, 2004

Thanks, Janet! I could not resist with the theme for this month. #994004

Pamela K January 17, 2005

Congratulations, Phil!! Good luck in the next round!

Pam #1040489

Phil Sauvey January 17, 2005

Thanks, Pam! Best wishes and luck to you, too! #1040706

Jordi Delgado January 18, 2005

Congratulations, Phillip !!! Good luck for the next round!!!

:-)) #1040997

Diane Addonizio January 18, 2005

Congratulations, Phillip !!! #1045693

Phil Sauvey January 18, 2005

Thank you, Diane! Sure makes the day I tell ya! #1046023

Stanley J. Contrades January 18, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS, and best of luck
in the next judging stage, Phil! Just a wonderful win and am happy for you!!
Much Aloha,

Colette M. Metcalf January 18, 2005

Congratulaions to you Phillip!!!! #1046459

Amy N. Cappelli January 18, 2005

congratulations on this beautiful shot! so creatively executed :-) #1046780

Phil Sauvey January 18, 2005

Stan and Colette,

Thank you very much for your comments. I must say, it sure made my day! Congrats to you both, too! #1046781

Phil Sauvey January 18, 2005

Thanks Amy! I sure had fun with it. Now it is all boxed up and I have to wait until next year to play again. #1046783

S J January 18, 2005

Many many congrats on this excellent image, Phillip!! Good luck in the next round!! #1046872

Anette Linnea Rasmussen January 18, 2005

Excellent shot Phillip!
Congrats on this well deserved finalist!

Best wishes
Linnea #1046892

Phil Sauvey January 18, 2005

Thanks bunches Sanjay & Linnea! Hope to be with ya's here again next month! #1046908

Janet Detota January 19, 2005

Congratulations and good luck next round! #1047187

Sharon Day level-classic January 19, 2005

Fantastic shot, Phillip! Congratulations on your finalist!!! #1048565

Phil Sauvey January 19, 2005

Thanks bunches Janet & Sharon! #1049077

Anette Linnea Rasmussen January 20, 2005

Congrats on your win Phillip!

Best wishes
Linnea #1049570

S J January 20, 2005

Many CONGRATULATIONS on your second place win, Phillip!! #1049597

Jordi Delgado January 20, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved win, Phillip!! Always loved this shot!!

:-)) #1049624

Wally Orlowsky January 20, 2005

Congratulations on this well-lit winner, Phillip! #1050031

Janet Detota January 20, 2005

Far out, Phil!! Congratulations!! #1050041

Colette M. Metcalf January 20, 2005

Congratulations to you Phillip!! #1050154

Amy N. Cappelli January 20, 2005

Congratulations on your win, Phillip! #1050204

Kathleen Clemons January 20, 2005

Congrats to you, Phillip! #1051040

Sharon Day level-classic January 20, 2005

Congratulations, Phillip!!! I just love this one! #1051156

Audrea Telkamp January 20, 2005

Congratulations Phillip!!!! #1051212

Susan T. Evans level-classic January 20, 2005

Congrats Philip!!!! awesome win!!!! #1051481

Stanley J. Contrades January 20, 2005

Hooray, Phil, and what a fabulous win! Bet this warmed up that chilly Alaskan weather! Big CONGRATULATIONS to you, my friend!! Love it!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1052005

Phil Sauvey January 20, 2005

Linnea, Sanjay, Jordi, Wally, Janet, Colette, Amy, Kathleen, Sharon, Audrea, Susan and Stan,

WOW WOW WOW!! I was so shocked!! Thank you so much and I must say I think this is the first time that I have won anything! What a great day for me and thanks to all my BP friends for sharing! And Stan, you're right, it REALLY warmed up my day!!! #1052442

Kip T. Berger January 21, 2005

Congrats for your win Phillip! #1054468

Pamela K January 21, 2005

This is excellent!!! Congratulations, Phil!

Pam #1054726

Phil Sauvey January 21, 2005

Thanks Kip & Pam!!! A day I will remember for a long time (hope not the last). I remember shooting many shots for this one and actually it was during two different times before I got the one I wanted. Thank goodness for digital! #1055006

Eric Highfield level-deluxe January 21, 2005

AWESOME, Phil! Conratulations on this very cool win!! #1055225

Evy Johansen level-classic January 21, 2005

Big congratulations on your win, Phillip! #1055254

Phil Sauvey January 22, 2005

Thanks Eric & Evy! I was so very excited! #1057241

Cindy Paquette January 23, 2005


HOORAY!!! How'd the heck did I miss this??!!! Wow...this is so wonderful..great composition and love how you set the whole shot up! A huge congratualtions on this's so great!!! #1058341

Diane Dupuis January 23, 2005

Congrats Phil on this very well deserved win! Well done! #1058523

Phil Sauvey January 23, 2005

Thanks Cindy & DDK! I took many photographs in 2 different sessions to get the that I wanted. But it's digital so what they heck! :)

Thanks bunches! #1058948

Leonard Pierce January 23, 2005

Congratulations on your Second Place win Phil!!! #1059087

Phil Sauvey January 23, 2005

Thanks, Len! I am still shocked! #1059249

Mary K. Robison January 25, 2005

Now, aren't you glad you strained your eyes and back snapping all those digital images?
This is a real beauty, Phillip!!
CONGRATULATIONS! You definitely earned your win for this! #1061473

Phil Sauvey January 25, 2005

Thank you, Mary! My first win and it was well worth the effort. I sure am glad!! :)

Thanks for you comment! Have a great week! #1062505

Nancy Grace Chen February 01, 2005

It *does* look realistic! If you hadn't included the caption, I never would've guessed! A late congrats to you on your winning photo!!

Nancy #1076197

Phil Sauvey February 01, 2005

Thanks, Nancy! I had lots of fun with this one even if it did take LOTS of re-takes :) #1078145

Mellanie February 09, 2005 did I ever miss this win?!? Belated congrats, Phil (better late than never, huh?)...I loved this the first time and know why the judges chose it! #1094390

Phil Sauvey February 09, 2005

Ahh, thanks, Mel! That's sweet! Thanks much and I was sure surprised. Sure made my day...month..oh heck, my year! #1094772

Joannie Bertucci level-classic March 02, 2005

Phil, I can't believe what a dunder-head I am not to have seen this photo and that you had won second place! Congratulations on your well deserved win and a very creative set up! #1144435

Phil Sauvey March 02, 2005

Well, thanks Joannie! It is easy to get behind and I am guilty of that often. I wish I had more time to visit galleries throughout the week. Sometimes even in Alaska the day just is not long enough. Thanks again! #1144463

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