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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I hope you have a good holiday season! Thanks for hanging out with me for another great year — just wait till NEXT one! :)

Daily Photo – The Mighty Christmas Tree

This is one of the most awesome Christmas trees I’ve ever seen! Sure, it’s bathed in a sea of rampant commercialism, but, like a Russian friend said, “It is what it is.”

I wonder if there is a “Making Of” for this tree inside the Galaries Lafayette in Paris. The entire thing is suspended in midair! I’d love to see how they get this giant tree inside and hang it every year. It must take forever, since the French are only legally allowed to work 12 hours per week.

Christmas Tree Paris

The Mighty Christmas Tree

Photo Information

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  • Aperturef/8
  • ISO280
  • Focal Length16mm (16mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • susan ratcliff

    Merry Christmas to you and the whole family – I am glad you all are so happy in NZ -seems perfect for you all! :)

  • Casper van Zyl

    May we to from Perth reciprocate to all family’s round the globe that follow and share.

  • Derek K

    Merry Christmas, whenever Christmas is in Middle Earth! Thanks for all the photos and inspiration this past year! Phew, 2012 was really something…lets hope 2013 can carry the momentum forward.

  • Eric Richards

    Merry X-mas Trey and Stuck in Customs!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks!

    (I forgot to attach the Daily Photo! Wups!! hehe – fixt now! :)

  • Casper van Zyl

    It’s called old age.hehe!

  • http://photoventures.wordpress.com/ Jeff Peterson

    Great photo and a really cool tree. Merry Christmas!

  • Cliff Redeker

    Happy Christmas, everyone. This angle is even cooler!

  • Marco Cucinato

    Great Photo!

    The tree is always there, during the rest of the year… it is simply folded and stored in the upper part of the dome: there is a faux dome with enough space for it.

  • Steampunkmax
  • Steampunkmax

    The making of video is available on youtube, I tried to add it in the comments but I was blocked…
    You can find it by searching “GaleriesLafayette1″ in the youtube channels, then on the right you choose the “le noël du siècle” selection/playlist and you choose the “dans les coulisses du montage du sapin du Noël du siècle” :)

  • Thomas Crauwels

    Hello Trey, do you mean 12hours of work per day ? Because 12hours per week seems not very much :p

  • Ben

    However, we’re allowed shifts ;-)

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