Riga city Christmas tree 2007 installed in Doma square (decorated - since 1.12.2007)

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Comments (13)

Ainars M -2 on December 3, 2007

See this square one week before. :(

Daniela Brocca on December 3, 2007

YesAinars,and you did as polytropos told you,in the same place.Cheers Daniela

©polytropos on December 3, 2007

Ainars you did it!

Same position! You left a mark? :)

Ainars M -2 on December 4, 2007

That was easy for me to do! :D

But can You believe, than every night when I come out in night streets to do my photo session, after ~10 minutes I can get under light shower? I feel myself like real "rain man"! :D

©polytropos on December 4, 2007

"Rain Man", "Die Hard" ... you also think often in movie title language ... or is it only a "Patriot Game" during a "Night on Earth" ? I don't know, "My name is Nobody" ;-)

Ainars M -2 on December 4, 2007

'Rain Man' are much more positive than 'Liar Liar!' :D

I used movie or song titles or well known characters because referencing that can make easier to understand idea? :D And because, 'art belongs to people!'

If this leads to problems - then You 'Lost in translation' :D

Cheers, Ainars

Andreas Wiesner on December 5, 2007

Nice work Ainars! Good idea to set the christmas tree in line with the tower in the background. Did you use a filter to get the "star-beaming" effect of the lights?

Cheers, Andreas!

©polytropos on December 5, 2007

@Ainars: :) nice countered. √

Ainars M -2 on December 5, 2007

@P Your're welcome! :D

to Andreas - thanks for attention and comment! I can't resist to capture on bits if I see something line-up! No, I did'nt used any special filters, I guess 'star effect' comes from very bright blue diodes?

Actually, I wished for another much clearer shot, but I found than my monopod are sensitive to smallest ever wind blow vibrations and I am too lazy to carry tripod with me. :(

Cheers, Ainars.

AlexMatos on December 5, 2007

I see they have put on the lights allready Ainars!

Nice shot!

Cheers, Alex

Ainars M -2 on December 6, 2007

Well, some others (with much more critic viewpoint) via Internet comments desired more colours in trees and not only snow-blue-white?

If there my point of view? I don't care much about lamps colours, might be next year will be different - have see! :) My priority - good mood in Christmas time, good sounds of music and .. - "..anybody knows where are my favorite TV remote control????" :D

La Mugna on December 16, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Greetings from Italy, La Mugna

Ainars M -2 on December 16, 2007

Ringrazi il vostro per i saluti di Natale!

Desidero la stagione calma e felice famiglia della vostra e voi di Natale anche! I mai non provenuto in Italia, ma dalle vostre foto di Panoramio vedo - verrò un giorno Italia, questa accadrà più presto o più successivamente con me! :)

Ciao, saluti da Lettonie - Ainars :)

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  • Uploaded on December 3, 2007
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    by Ainars M -2
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H7
    • Taken on 2007/12/03 19:36:37
    • Exposure: 4.000s
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    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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