4 Million on Google+ and Christmas in Paris

Wow – 4 million followers on Google+!

I still find this hard to believe, but I don’t take it for granted. I know most of you here are also on Google+ — so maybe you saw the TWO special messages and videos I put over there.

Special Message #1 – Christmas Photo How To

If you like the photo below, you can a behind-the-scenes video on Google+.

Special Message #2 – Ethan plays a song from Lord of the Rings

I asked my son to play a special song, and I put it on video… you can see the latest from the little hobbits!

Daily Photo – Christmas Tree in Paris

I visited this place about four times two weeks ago! If you saw the review yesterday, then you will note that I tried out a few lenses on this tree too. I think this one is my favorite of the shots…

This amazing Christmas display is in the Galaries Lafayette. Also, on the first floor, you should go have lunch at Angelina… they have amazing hot chocolate. The roof also has another cafe with amazing views of the city.

Christmas Tree in Paris

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  • susan ratcliff

    Ahhh……beautiful – like a Christmas gift! Looks amazing! 🙂

  • Casper van Zyl

    Love that building only saw the last pic as well as we had a 24hr black out due to the storm that hit Perth.We are OK but many others not so lucky my thoughts go out to them and there families.

  • Beautiful image Trey. You’ve given me yet another place to visit this xmas! Well done on the 4 million followers too! You only need another 400,000 and that’s the entire population of New Zealand!!! hehe……..

  • I wonder if Swarovski does this in general for Christmas. They have a 4-storey one in the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney too. [I happened to photograph it when I was there earlier this month, and am happy to share (I just need a little guidance on the appropriate forum to share it in – no spamming on shameless self-marketing intended)].

  • Trey Ratcliff


  • Hey Debashis,

    Thanks for checking – it’s fine to link to your portfolio in comments! Just be somewhat spaced with them – our spam filter looks at links aggressively.

  • where exactly is this place? looks stunning…

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