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Photographer Doyle D. Chastain  Doyle D. Chastain {Karma:101119}
Project #22 Friendship Camera Model Nikon D50
Categories Portrait
Film Format Digital RAW
Portfolio Heartwarming
Portraits
Lens Tamron 18-200mm
Uploaded 12/12/2006 Film / Memory Type Digital 400
    ISO / Film Speed
Views 877 Shutter 1/60
Favorites Aperture f/4.5
Critiques 43 Rating
6.14
/ 7 Ratings
Location City -  Lawndale
State -  CALIFORNIA
Country - United States   United States
About Here in Lawndale, a pickup truck tows a trailer adorned with lights from street to street. Outside, children and parents wait to meet the man on the trailer . . . Saint Nicholas! Take photos and give jolly Santa Claus your wish list . . . get candy. Good fun all around and a truly magic moment for the starstruck children. Naturally, my local grandchildren came to Grandpa and Grandma's house to greet this celebrity visitor. Even less surprising is that Grandpa had his camera handy and captured this shot!

Outside at night with the SB 800 Speedlight. 1/60sec; f/5.0; ISO 400; 52mm. Artificial vignetting added to isolate with 150mm feather on selection. Cydney . . . our oldest Grandchild . . . or . . . as she would say it . . . the number 1 granddaughter! What better friend could a child have this time of year?
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There are 43 Comments in 1 Pages
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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 5/5/2007
Where O where has my Kay gone????

Warm Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/26/2006
Thanks Jacques!! :)

Season's Best Wishes,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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jacques brisebois   {K:73883} 12/23/2006
you did great job in your last posting, this one is a real great capture, so cute

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/21/2006
Thanks very much Merwyn!

Season's Best,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Merwyn Kanjes   {K:4227} 12/21/2006
Beautiful and nicely finished. Lovely this captured. Merry Christmas to you too my friends.
Regards, Merwyn

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/18/2006
Thanks very much Aivar! :)

Season's Best,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Aivar Mikko   {K:573} 12/18/2006
Very lovely shot with feelings. Nice color.

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/18/2006
Thanks Barbara! Hmmmmm . . . perhaps Santa himself? :)

Season's Best Wishes,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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        {K:12494} 12/18/2006
this is a wonderful shot, I think perfect shot. I have wished I had a Santa suit, but don't know who I would get to go in it. ha, ha

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/17/2006
And a Very Merry Christmas to you too Ivi!! :)

Season's Best Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/17/2006
Thanks Robbie! From our family to yours also go the wishes for a very Merry Christmas! :)

Season's Best Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/17/2006
Thanks Hanzen!!! Merry Christmas to you too!

Season's Best Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/17/2006
Wow! We just finished with our tree too . . . but had other things to do . . . so no online for me! Christmas is great . . . a certain favorite for me!! Marlyce and I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas Marian!!!

Season's Best Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Ivonne * Ivonne *   {K:8711} 12/17/2006
Sweet, natural, magic and very joyful..:))
Wonderful...
Merry, Merry Christmas :)
Ivi

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Robert Chin   {K:22282} 12/16/2006
Lovely warm image Doyle,you can feel the happy mood of the little girl.Love the lighting on the faces which brings the viewer attention to it.
Merry Christmas Doyle & Family.
Robbie

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lius hanzen   {K:2844} 12/16/2006
warm photo..warm smile to..
wish u an early merry x mas:)
hanzen

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Marian Man Marian Man   {K:80636} 12/15/2006
look at that smile!!!!! very sweet image dear Doyle!!! the magic of Christmas really touches me deeply!!! (I just finished decorating my tree and I am so happy it is 2 o'clock in the morning and I am writing comments hahahahahaha)
all the best
Marian

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/15/2006
Thanks my brother . . . a beautiful granddaughter like Cydney here is a blessing indeed! Appreciate the comments . . . as always.

Season's Best Wishes,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/15/2006
Thanks you very much Shadi . . . All my best wishes to you too for a happy new year!

Season's Best Wishes,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/15/2006
Thanks Nacho! :)

Season's Best Wishes,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Ace Star Ace Star   {K:21040} 12/15/2006
just beautiful! so warm and full of emotions ... i like this capture and lovely title :)
fantastic

good luck

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Shadi Porooshani Shadi Porooshani   {K:11236} 12/15/2006
.........happy new year..........
what nice shot my dear doyle full of happy & affection & i hope you have very good year;)
regards
shadi

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Jose Ignacio (Nacho) Garcia Barcia Jose Ignacio (Nacho) Garcia Barcia   {K:96391} 12/15/2006
very sweet.wonderful image. MC God bless.

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/14/2006
Thanks very much Laphael!

Season's Best,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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laphael wang   {K:2318} 12/14/2006
Oooooooooh,what a lovely picture,I like the atomsphere of Christmas,and I'm preparing for it~Good work

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/13/2006
Thanks so much Mary - Have a 'Mary' Christmas!! ;)

Season's Best Wishes,
Doyle I <~~~~~~~~~

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Mary Slade   {K:40338} 12/13/2006
Feel closer to Christmas now! Warm image and beautiful sparkling smile.

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/13/2006
Da las gracias muy mucho Juan. . . Mejores deseos a usted y a su familia y los amigos durante las nuevas vacaciones sazonar.

Season's Best Wishes,
Doyle I <~~~~~~~~

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Juan Gonzalo Marcano Prieto Juan Gonzalo Marcano Prieto   {K:14254} 12/13/2006
bello y espectacular retrato, un lindo recuerdo para esa niña, excelente

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/13/2006
Thanks Sascha! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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sascha jonack   {K:19715} 12/12/2006
Nice X-mas shot. Lovely composed my friend. Very harmony image by the way the girl is looking. All the best.
Saschab

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/12/2006
Thanks Robin . . . I may have to post a shot of her SCREAMING 1 yr. old brother next! LoL! Only Santa looked at me . . . and it was a special look too . . . what a patient guy!! :)

Season's Best Wishes,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/12/2006
Thanks very much Kay! :)

Season's Best Wishes,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/12/2006
I'm with you 100% Nessa . . . Christmas and the magic you see in the eyes of the children . . . Wonderful!

Season's Best Wishes,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/12/2006
Thanks Viola - And a Very Merry Christmas to you and all you hold dear as well Viola!

Season's Best Wishes,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/12/2006
Alicia - Da las gracias tanto para el comentario agradable. Yo siempre adoro oír de usted.

Feliz Navidad mi amigo,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 12/12/2006
Thanks Michele!!! It's nice to see this kind of thing now and then - where nothing is for sale and there is no cost (volunteers and donations) . . . just good clean fun for all . . . and done for the children. Our little city of Lawndale picks up the tab for anything else needed. :)

Season's Best Wishes,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Robin Wickenkamp Robin Wickenkamp   {K:16318} 12/12/2006
Way to go Gramps, always there to capture the moment! Great job with the exposure and vignetting Doyle...a wonderful addition to the family photo album.

Take care...Robin

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Kay McIntire   {K:11787} 12/12/2006
Sweet and very timely. Love the bold colors and vignetting looks great here.

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vanessa shakesheff vanessa shakesheff   {K:68786} 12/12/2006
Wonderful i love the magic of christmas and to see the childrens faces ..lovely capture..nessa

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Violetta  Tarnowska   {K:24497} 12/12/2006
Mmmmmm......
So sweet....
Doyle...
Magic hug, magic light, magic exposure, colours and atmosphere:)))))
I wish You and Your Family Merry Christmas:)
Warm, magic hugs:)
Viola

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Alicia Popp   {K:87532} 12/12/2006
Simpático, cálido y colorido retrato... felicitaciones!

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Michele Carlsen Michele Carlsen   {K:146013} 12/12/2006
How Sweet ... and so 'heartwarming ' . You'll be looking at this one for many yrs.
It's magic !
Michele~

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