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Not Yet Ready for Santa

© Terry A. Stoa

Not Yet Ready for Santa

Uploaded: November 25, 2012


While our daughter was home for Thanksgiving, we took the opportunity to bring our grandson to Santa's House in Decatur, Illinois' Central Park. Mrs. Claus sometimes joins Santa in visiting with the kids. Only one family is allowed in the house at a we had "quality" time with Santa.
Photo taken November 24, 2012.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III


Carol Quina level-classic November 25, 2012

So cute Terry! Next year he'll be ready! #1500278

Monnie Ryan November 25, 2012

Too cute! #10433087

Bob Cournoyer level-classic November 25, 2012

Well captured... :-) #10433100

Terry A. Stoa November 25, 2012

Thank you Carol, Monnie, and Bob! It was a fun 15-minutes to memorialize. #10433276

Joy Rector November 26, 2012

great shot #10433558

Terry A. Stoa November 26, 2012

Thanks for looking, Joy. #10433600

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 26, 2012

Santa's expression is just as great as the kid's - Santa looks as if he's so sorry about making him cry. I think I feel sorrier for Santa than for your grandson. #10434541

Terry A. Stoa November 27, 2012

Yes, Nikki - I agree. I was lucky to capture this Santa-encounter. He's a "good" Santa. #10435516

Mitch Spence level-classic December 28, 2012

This is wonderful, Terry, and I'm so pleased to see it as a finalist. #10484589

Virginia Kickle December 28, 2012

You captured great expressions, Terry! This really tells a "story". Congratulations on your Finalist. #10485611

Terry A. Stoa December 28, 2012

Thanks so much, Virginia! It was a fun series of photos. #10485911

Terry A. Stoa December 28, 2012

Mitch - I should've gotten you first! Thanks for looking - I'm pleased. #10485913

Michele Peterson level-classic December 29, 2012

Lol, loved this when I first saw it, and glad to see it get a finalist!! Congratulations, Terry! #10487307

Terry A. Stoa December 30, 2012

Thanks, Michele - it was fun to capture that whole series! #10489101

Merna L. Nobile December 31, 2012

January is a month of reflection for me, I remember how privileged I was to observe all the outstanding work and beautiful photographs of the past year. For the last time this year, I would be honored to congratulate you for your spectacular work and willingness to share with all of us, Happy New Year, Merna Nobile

Terry A. Stoa December 31, 2012

Thanks, Merna! Happy New Year. #10492053

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