Merry Christmas from VivaChas! by ChasSinklier

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Featured – Cosmic Nights – Live & Let Live – Light in the Darkness – Hell On Wheels – Art Universe – A Moment In Time Groups ~:0)

Tech Stuff – Canon G11 COMPACT CAMERA – Wide-Angle Lens (10mm) – I Shoot RAW – Bracketed exposures +1,0,-1 HDR – PhotoShop layer control – Photomatix Pro – Hot Coco – two trucks & a trailer – big honking Christmas Tree – a few odds and ends including an electrical generator ~:0)

Merry Christmas Everbody!!! Here at VivaChas! we drove to the far-reaches of the great state of Texas our adopted home in search of the elusive early-season snow-fall. Now much of the Lone-Star-State lies in semi-tropical, tropical and seriously hot climes and rarely if never sees snow. But we heard a rumor of some light snow a bit North of Amarillo – which is probably the farthest North major city in Texas if you don’t count the original borders of the state that ran up through Colorado, Oklahoma and as far as Wyoming – I think ~:0)

Anyway – long/short – we went where we had to (New Mexico) get a snow shot for our Christmas Card and shot two versions – now naturally we shoot dozens of photos when we do a set-up but usually narrow everything down to just one “chosen” pix from the lot. But in this case we wanted a “respectable” Christmas shot with a nice truck and tree in it and then one specifically for the Hot-Rod PinUp site for the folks that prefer a bit of cheesecake with their “Holiday” card – Ha!

So here we have it – here at VivaChas! we have both images up and at some third party sites we’re going with the more demur foto – what fun pandering to so much variety in tastes – I miss the days – – – well, why go there ~:0)

A warm fire from the amazing flames painted on this great looking truck – it’s a Chevy isn’t it? A friendly face with presents – if you’re looking at that version of the image and My Kind of Christmas Tree – huge Texas Star atop for those of you still ogling the lovely model in the PinUp version – any-how – Merry Christmas to All and to All a Grand New Year ~:0) VivaChas! (p.s. I’m sure most of U reckon that we first shot just the truck versions and then set up the presents and lovely Miss Roxie for the Pin Up shot to keep the snow as tidy as possible – got to stop telling all me secrets ~;0)

I am a biological entity who yonks back chose to become a Texian – Hot Rod Art is me Game – make em – drive em – photograph em – make art about em ~:0) VivaChas Hot Rod Art!

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  • Robert Beck
    Robert Beckalmost 3 years ago

    Very cool Nice work! Happy Holidays!

  • Thanks Robert – nice of U to say ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

  • Hey Francis – lookin’ good ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks Rene ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 3 years ago

  • Well thank You Kim – feeling fine with a feature in L&LL ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybridealmost 3 years ago
  • Thanks for the feature – it was dark and we brought lots of lights ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • CapricornDancer
    CapricornDanceralmost 3 years ago

    Congrats this image has been featured in Hell on wheels, well done.

  • Thanks – Rapid Christmas Tree Delivery in a Flaming Vintage Pick-Up – Ha! ~:0) ViviaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Your Christmas Card has been featured in

    Please click the banner to see all the entries and comment
    and write a comment on your feature page – we would love that♥

  • How cool is that Kira – the card is in good company – thanks for the feature – congrats to all ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthalmost 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to the group – we look forward to seeing more!
    Click the banner to see your work in the group! 18th November 2012

  • Thanks Simon – love my compact group ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks Marie – That’s a big ol’ Christmas tree in the back of the truck, isn’t it! ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations, 30th Nov., 2012….Shirley

  • Thanks EdsMum – thanks for being so nice in featuring me humble pix – glad to be a part of it all ~:0) VivaChas!

    – ChasSinklier

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