<<< o >>>Merry Christmas 2009 (aka let it snow #2) 24 comments + add yours

As I write this Libby is finishing wrapping the last of the presents, most of the younger kids are asleep (or doing a very good job of pretending), and the older two are upstairs doing something or other, so our Christmas Day is getting off to a reasonably smooth and peaceful start. Fingers crossed they all sleep till morning, but I won't be surprised to find one or more of them running around at 3am because Santa has managed to squeeze his way down our stove pipe ;)

On which note, Merry Christmas :)

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comment by Jennifer at 10:03 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2009

A very happy and no doubt chaotic one to you too! Love the pic :o)

comment by keith at 10:08 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2009

great portrait

comment by Albu Mihai at 10:31 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2009

Superb ! Thank you , Merry X-Mass

comment by Cesar at 11:03 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2009

Merry X-Mas to you!

comment by Mark at 11:17 PM (GMT) on 24 December, 2009

Merry Christmas and thank you for your willingness to share what you've learned with others

comment by Nicki at 01:02 AM (GMT) on 25 December, 2009

Hi Dave, I have not seen yet the 3rd shoot, but I'm sure this set of high keys will be a strike. I love this kind of work so much. Thanks for sharing, motivation the hole year and good luck doing great jobs in 2010. Greetings from germany ... Cheers!

comment by Dave at 01:37 AM (GMT) on 25 December, 2009

Great image, as usual she has given you a great look. Really love the detail in this and the last. Merry Christmas.


comment by ROB at 06:22 AM (GMT) on 25 December, 2009

Greetings and best wishes to you and your family. And my sentiments also reflect Mark earlier - thanks for your willingness to continually share.

comment by Chris at 06:28 AM (GMT) on 25 December, 2009

Merry Christmas to you and Libby as well as to the rest of your family. Have a great holiday!!! Chris

comment by Mostafa at 09:06 AM (GMT) on 25 December, 2009

she's angry..???:D
be carefull girl... it's very cold. there is not enough hospital and doctor :D

comment by BaoGiang Tran at 09:41 AM (GMT) on 25 December, 2009

Merry Xmas to you and your family...Happy shooting and sharing with us 2010!!!

comment by Martin at 11:16 AM (GMT) on 25 December, 2009

Merry Christmas to you as well!
As usual, I love the portrait - great detail in the eyes!

comment by Kevin H. Stecyk at 07:54 PM (GMT) on 25 December, 2009

Beautiful photograph David.

And Merry Christmas to you and your family!

comment by catalin georgescu at 08:03 PM (GMT) on 25 December, 2009

Merry Christmas, David. May this one be one of the great ones.

comment by Brooks at 10:07 PM (GMT) on 25 December, 2009

Looks like a gap ad ;) Is it me or is the 1DS sharper than the 5D Mark II? This really is brilliant Dave. Merry Christmas Dave. Hoping our paths cross in the year to come. Cheers

comment by Carlos Garcia at 10:16 PM (GMT) on 25 December, 2009

And Merry Christmas to the Nightingale's!

God bless us, everyone!


comment by Matt Kunz at 08:17 AM (GMT) on 26 December, 2009

Great Shot!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

comment by jim kirwan at 10:14 AM (GMT) on 26 December, 2009

lovely pictures David

merry christmas from rainy emsworth


comment by Ilan (@ilanbr) at 05:55 PM (GMT) on 26 December, 2009

Wow, David...
Both for the frame, and the stunning model..

Always fun to visit your blog ...And, of course - Merry Christmas! :)

comment by djn1 at 09:19 AM (GMT) on 27 December, 2009

Thanks everyone.

Brooks: it's more to do with the sharpening than anything to do with the body, but I do like my 1Ds Mark II - not least because it's a lot more weatherproof than the 5D II :)

comment by CJaM at 04:31 PM (GMT) on 29 December, 2009

Stunning high key portrait.

comment by ismerie at 06:58 AM (GMT) on 31 December, 2009

Superbe portrait.
Meilleurs vœux et belle année photographique.

comment by javi_indy at 07:16 PM (GMT) on 1 January, 2010

Your pictures are beautiful and awesome. I like specially your portraits. Nice work, thank you for share.

comment by RustyJ at 10:49 PM (GMT) on 5 January, 2010

Haven't posted in long time David. Is this the young girl you caught crying so long ago? If yes then my gosh she has grown. But then again so have my two sons!

Thank you for sharing David and Happy New Year!