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Decoration Complete

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 23 December 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

The 35 foot (10.7 meter) Noble Fir is well below the chandelier. This tree is much shorter than those of the recent past. The widely spaced branches are characteristic of the species. A lot of people love them for Christmas trees but, I prefer a fuller tree.

A choir is preparing for a concert.

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I'll be busy the next few weeks. Commenting will be spotty at best.

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely image you say, a fuller thicker branches have a charm of their own !! The photograph with that glass window and the inlaid apse roof is awesome :-)))

23 Dec 2012 5:17am

Spright from Small Town, South Africa

That must be one terrifically tall Christmas Tree if one thinks of the height of the Rotunda. Merry Christmas.

23 Dec 2012 5:17am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very beautiful.

23 Dec 2012 5:38am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! That is one impressive tree. Great perspective.
I have to agree, I also prefer the fuller trees

23 Dec 2012 6:15am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Lovely interior shot. Great details despite the difficult lighting.

23 Dec 2012 7:35am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Completely decorated and illuminated in its beautiful environment, it is wonderful. An excellent photo. Merry Christmas and happy Sunday.

23 Dec 2012 8:30am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely series - well done

23 Dec 2012 8:47am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A beautiful tree ! Superb photo !

23 Dec 2012 9:02am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A beautiful tree and a superb seasonal series Steve

23 Dec 2012 9:15am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I Wish You a Merry♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Christmas♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

23 Dec 2012 10:04am

Florence from Paris, France

Everything is ready then !
Let me wish you a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas night Steve, for you and yours too.

23 Dec 2012 10:36am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The end result looks pretty good Steve but I agree with you, I prefer something like a Scots Pine with its thicker branches and long glossy needles.

23 Dec 2012 10:59am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

I like this , they crew is all up on the balcony admiring their hadiwork?

23 Dec 2012 11:08am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Il est de belle taille ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

23 Dec 2012 11:12am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Woooooooooooooow ! It is done !!!!

23 Dec 2012 11:42am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very beautiful image. Both the tree and the richly ornamented interior combine wonderfully.

23 Dec 2012 12:03pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Yes, I also prefer a fuller tree! The result is BEAUTIFUL! It looks amazingly well per total!

23 Dec 2012 1:00pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What a beautiful moment through your exquisite light and tone! Sheer delight to watch and feel! Thank you Steve!:-)

23 Dec 2012 1:33pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful Christmas tree. Amazing interiors here. Nicely composed. Great. :)

23 Dec 2012 1:43pm

helys from Paris, France

So majestic!
Beautiful colors, lights, details of great architecture
So festive:)
Merry♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Christmas♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

23 Dec 2012 1:51pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Le terminus, la beauté, quel sapin avec les cadeaux excellente compo.

23 Dec 2012 3:11pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

This is a fine shot of this beautiful tree and its setting.

23 Dec 2012 3:26pm

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Great interior and great Christmas tree! (Anyway greater that ours!)
A very opportune and nice photograph.

Merry Christmas Steve!


23 Dec 2012 4:18pm

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

Very beautiful Christmas image. Have a merry Christmas Steve.

23 Dec 2012 5:35pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

one can feel the festive mood just by looking at this, nice shot! ;)

23 Dec 2012 5:40pm

Nicole from Aix en Provence, France

very nice indeed !

23 Dec 2012 5:47pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Jetzt sieht er richtig gut.

23 Dec 2012 6:01pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh STeve, this is Beautiful!! And a wonderful shot, You have this exposed fantastically....not a detail is missed. MAN I love that interios. Gotta get there some time...If I dont catch you beforw, you guys have just a wonderful Christmas sir. Thank you SO much for all of your magnificent images and posts, comments and words of wisdom - you are the tops! <3 dj

23 Dec 2012 6:16pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Yes I know what you mean about that kind of tree Steve. Not that I'd complain about having that in my house! (or indeed having a house that could handle that size of tree...)

23 Dec 2012 6:30pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture

23 Dec 2012 6:51pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

That sure is a stunning tree! Such massive presents underneath. It looks just beautiful all done up! I would prefer a fuller tree as well. This however, looks lovely, and it helps bring the size of the building in perspective. well done!

23 Dec 2012 7:03pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Lovely and charming.

23 Dec 2012 7:05pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This shot really gives a feel of just how tall this lovely tree is!

23 Dec 2012 7:29pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Sharpness. Nice. Well done

23 Dec 2012 8:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb capture. excellent detail

23 Dec 2012 9:14pm

Eligreg from Madrid, Spain

Excellent capture! This photo really inspired, invited us on the true meaning and spirit of Christmas...the choir is amazing. Blessed Christmas to you & your family Steve

23 Dec 2012 11:39pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

gigantesque arbre de Noël... dans cette église....

24 Dec 2012 2:59am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

sorry not a church....

24 Dec 2012 2:59am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

fantastic and it is very gratifying to see the work that took place the tree in the correct position. I send you my best wishes for Christmas to you and all the family. Christmas hug. Alejandra

24 Dec 2012 3:33am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien cadré

24 Dec 2012 8:47am

franz from Baden, Austria

beautiful in every way !!!

28 Dec 2012 5:26pm