Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snowflakes and Stars


I shot Snowflakes and Stars last year early on Christmas Eve, while sitting on one of the runners of Santa's sleigh, at an altitude of 50,000 feet. Every year Santa does a short test flight before leaving the North Pole to make sure all the Reindeer are up to the task. I was able to negotiate a ride so I could make this special photo. Please enjoy, and Merry Christmas to all. Ho, Ho, Ho!

30 comments:

  1. The photo is so beautiful! Love the blues! Glad you were able to negotiate a ride...lol!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Beautiful...must be nice to have a special 'in' with Santa. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just looked through all your recent entries... I really admire your work! What a wonderful blog! :))

    ReplyDelete
  4. THAN YOU GLEN, for your visit and nice comment, I also wish you a very nice white XMAS.....ours will be more sunny, but still very cold!
    All the blessings for you and your family,
    HELENA

    ReplyDelete
  5. Give me a call soon and let me take part of your ride with Santa. Always dreamed of that. I'll bet your ears were almost freezing off.

    These images are beautiful Glen.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Das Leben dergleichen Halbfaßung
    der Welt wahr immer nicht wahr,
    nicht wahr? Die fristlos Entlaßung
    am Ende wird kaum wunderbar.

    So laßen uns Menschlingen viele
    besonders besonnene zum
    Zeitweilegem Zeiten als Ziele
    des Lebens halbfaßen darum.

    Meine deutsche Gedichte

    SONNET XXXIX FOR KATIE

    I went downtown, saw Katie in the nude
    on Common Avenue, detracted soltitude
    as it were, like a dream-state rosely hued,
    like no one else could see her; DAMN! I phewed;

    was reciprokelly then, thank heaven, viewed,
    bestowed unique hard-on! but NOT eschewed,
    contrair-ee-lee, she took a somewhat rude
    'n readidy attude of Sex Prelude; it BREWED!

    And for a start, i hiccuped "Hi!", imbued
    with Moooood! She toodledooed: "How queued
    your awe-full specie-ally-tee, Sir Lewd,
    to prove (alas!), to have me finely screwed,

    and hopef'lly afterwards beloved, wooed,
    alive, huh? Don't you even DO it, Duu-uuude!"

    My English Poetry Blog

    N'est-que pas que la solitude elle-mème eveille quelque attente fébrile? Voici l'entrée, vide, discrètetement illuminée comme une musée nocturne – la terasse, avec ses torchères ondoyantes par un soir d'Avent étrangement doux – laissant le vestibule et les murmures de voix – la chambre immaculée immaculée et la musique de danse derrière le mur – et le bar à cocktails mondains – le bassin où le nageur s'entrâine, longeur après longeur, il en n'a jamais assez, il doit y mettre de sien – enfin, tournant vers le haut au coin du sombre couloir vient la fille noire et pâle, altière, déterminée et de style épuré, ainsi qu'un moderne avion de chasse suédois.

    Poétudes

    More...

    Exit time. Las chicas dejan el espejo de bar
    dormindose en sus corazónes de alta traícion.
    El Señor no levanta. Él pastorea a sus pies
    los presuntos compradores. Y nos bendice.

    My spanish poetry blog

    More...

    Consider Sex and time, procreation, reincarnation. Trigonometry! I envisage the time axis as the repetitive tangens function. Do you see what I mean? What can be tentatively derived from this notion? Clue: orgasm AND birth pangs at tan 0.

    My Philosophy

    My Music Blog

    My Babe Wallpapers

    You are very welcome to promote your blog on mine. They are well frequented, so there's mutual benefit.

    - Peter Ingestad, Sweden

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think I see a bit of a reindeer whisker there Glen!!!
    Lovely picture and fun fun post!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Next year can I come along with you so that I can get a wonderful snowflake image like yours. Nice one.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Yes! yes! Chapter 9 will be Santa on his sleigh scooping the woman to safety! Have a Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ha ha ha... Good timing for you.. Love this shot.

    ReplyDelete
  11. FELIZ NAVIDAD, Y que pases buenos días.

    (una foto muy chula).

    ReplyDelete
  12. Happy holidays, and beautiful light.

    ReplyDelete
  13. You are soooo lucky, I've always wanted to do that and the photo was definitely worth the effort. I looked through your blog and I am truly inspired. There are some of the most beautiful photos I've ever seen - and I've seen a lot of photos in my years. Hope you have a Very Very Merry Christmas - I'll be back!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, lovely pictures at your blog.
    Bye.
    Serge

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful...
    Best wishes for Christmas and Happy New Year! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Da always pass through here like a friend, BEAUTIFUL PICTURES. HAPPY HOLIDAYS

    ReplyDelete
  17. It was well worth the ride ... enchanting.

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a beautiful image! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  19. grandes deseos de felicidad para el año 2010, un saludo.
    ESPECTACULAR IMÁGEN REFLEJA LA NAVIDAD, ME GUSTA.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I found your blog through artphotokebek. Your pictures are very beautiful. I love the majestic maple and the scenes from the road – the composition, the colors, everything is superb. I shall come back to look at more of your past posts.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Frohes neues Jahr und liebe Grüße! ein sehr gelungenes Foto in dieser Höhe und unter diesen besonderen Umständen ...

    ReplyDelete
  22. Are those real snow flakes?

    That's a very good contrast you have there!

    ReplyDelete
  23. How on earth....are those real? Coming from a land full of snow, I have to ask! :) Beautiful shot!

    Happy new year to you!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I don't have any of these you must have to comment on your blog so I try anyway with a little bit of cheating! It's my old blog so don't look there! :O) Hope you forgive me!

    You have amazing pictures! Many, many amazing pictures! Artistic and beautiful artwork!

    My real blog is at http://alafoto.se/blogg if you want to know who I am! :O))

    (I don't know if you know this but you can choose that anyone including me can comment your blog!) As it is now, lots of people never gets the chance to give you credit for your work!

    Regards
    Anneli

    ReplyDelete