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Merry Freaking Christmas!

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The only Photoshop on this was high-pass sharpening for that contrasty look -- that glowing door doesn't lead anywhere, it was closed and only about four inches deep. The light was entirely accomplished by two SB-900s parked behind Brendan.

This has been the wildest year of my life by a very, very wide margin, and I have been blessed by being able to see and photograph so many great things. I'm already excited about the places 2010 is going to take me. Hope to see you along for the ride!
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  1. buzzstuff 53 months ago | reply

    Really great shot. The contrastiness (is that even a word) really enhances this.

  2. ~ Maria ~ 53 months ago | reply

    hehe :) Merry Christmas to you too!

  3. StuartWebster 53 months ago | reply

    Great image, great expression, great year of viewing your work ..... bring on 2010

  4. claude.attard.bezzina 53 months ago | reply

    superb work! cheers for a new year :)

  5. danihernanz 53 months ago | reply

    you use the flash perfectly. Its not usual here on flickr!. Good work

  6. Dennis Pike Photography 53 months ago | reply

    best shot of yours ever. I once again, hate you

  7. kaarins.com [deleted] 53 months ago | reply

    aw sad

  8. Dawn Mikulich 53 months ago | reply

    Merry Christmas, Ryan! You are always an inspiration. You will rock 2010, no doubt about it. :)

  9. er-lau 53 months ago | reply

    Great shot. I like it.

  10. The most beautiful life 53 months ago | reply

    Very nice work!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2010


  11. ` Andrew PL 53 months ago | reply

    Christmas Tree

    Love, Peace and Joy came down on earth on Christmas day to make you happy and cheerful. May Christmas spread cheer in your lives!

    Żeby karp był doskonały
    i pierogi smakowały.
    Dużo szczęścia i radości,
    w tym dniu samych pomyślności.
    Prezentów i humoru dobrego,
    wszystkiego najlepszego!

    Ich wünsche frohe Feiertage, das ist doch klar und ohne Frage. Bei Tannenduft und Kerzenschein, möge alles friedlich sein!

    Sueño con una blanca navidad,
    como las que conocía
    donde las copas de los árboles brillan
    y los niños escuchan
    Para oir campanas de trineo en la nieve.

  12. leyla gundogan 53 months ago | reply

    meryy christmas and happy new yera my friend !!

  13. r.AI (-) 52 months ago | reply

    Simply wonderful! Have a good weekend my friend!

  14. lanegreene 52 months ago | reply

    The light behind him makes the doorway look like the portal to another -- happier? -- place.

  15. potopoyo 52 months ago | reply

    how could you take this one! great idea, luv it

  16. vie! 51 months ago | reply


  17. TheCoolQuest 38 months ago | reply

    Outstanding shot! great job!

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