Stable Environment In Bethlehem by David McMahon

Stable Environment In Bethlehem by 

This strikingly colourful depiction of Mary and Joseph was part of a Christmas tableau on Orchard Road, Singapore. I shot this during a brief stopover in mid-December 2007.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F6.7, 1/60 sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm.

Featured in CHALLENGE WEEKLY: WAY BACK WHEN, December 2009.

Featured in ALL THE COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW, December 2009.

Featured in IMAGE WRITING, May 2010.


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  • Woodie
    Woodieover 5 years ago

    This would make an excellent Xmas card!
    Cheers Neil

  • Thanks, Neil – I hadn’t thought of that. Thanks for being the first person to comment on this.

    – David McMahon

  • ndicki
    ndickiover 5 years ago

    It would, too! Fantastic colours…

  • Thanks so much, Nigel – this was just a small portion of a major tableau. Glad you like the colours too.

    – David McMahon

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 5 years ago

    I agree – it’s wonderful

  • Thank you so much, Shulie. It had just been put up and workers were still erecting the rest of the display. My timing was sheer luck!

    – David McMahon

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 5 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks very much, Heloisa – it;s always interesting to see depictions of Nativity scenes and this was one of the brightest I’ve witnessed.

    – David McMahon

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 5 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Thank you, Cee and Chris.

    – David McMahon

  • Victoria Jostes
    Victoria Jostesover 5 years ago

    u tear me up.

  • Thanks very much, Victoria. I actually had another title on this but I changed it to ``Stable environment’’ at the last minute. Great to know it works for you.

    – David McMahon

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiover 5 years ago

    very nice work

  • Thank you, Nisha. Really appreciate the visit and the comment.

    – David McMahon

  • LorenaLo
    LorenaLoover 5 years ago

    aww this is so precious, wonderful find David, and Merry Christmas n Happy Holydays!!! ;o)))

  • Thank you so much, Lorena. I hope you and your family have a great Christmas and new year too.

    – David McMahon

  • Ellen  Price - Greenwald
    Ellen Price -...over 5 years ago

    Wonderful find and capture, David..Happy Holidays to you and your family :-)

  • Thanks very much for the honour, Ellen. And I hope you and all your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas.

    – David McMahon

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 5 years ago

    wow colourful and of the season ,well takenm LIZ

  • Thanks so much, Liz. One of those shots taken two years before I joined Red Bubble!

    – David McMahon

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