Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Away, Photographing A Manger

Homage To A Humble Birth

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


When our kids were little, we took great care to remind them that despite the hoopla of Christmas and gift-giving (hey, who doesn't love a Christmas gift!!) the real celebration is of a humble birth in a stable, where the first-time mother was surrounded by hay and animals. This Christmas tableau commemorating those scenes was on Orchard Road, Singapore. The real achievement here was in hitting the shutter when there was not a single person walking in front of the tableau, simply gazing at it or even photographing it. Believe me, that is some feat! From my family to yours, I hope you have a great Christmas with people who matter.

23 comments:

Epijunky said...

The real reason for the season.

Thank you for so eloquently reminding us.

A Very Merry Christmas to you and your family, once again, David.

Epi and Family

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Epi,

Sometimes we all need a little reminder now and again! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you were surrounded by people you love.

Keep smiling

David

Casdok said...

They are really beautiful.
Hope you had a lovely christmas.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Those are so colorful and wonderfully symbolic. Thank you, David.

Pam said...

Beautiful pictures ... and always worth reminding us - of the true meaning of Christmas.

Merry Christmas to you and your family, David, and may the New Year be all that you hope for.

Akelamalu said...

That's beautiful David. You are so right we often forget the true meaning of Christmas. Hope your Christmas Day was special.

Melissa said...

What a beautiful reminder. Before Audrey started opening her Christmas presents yesterday, I had to remind her again what the whole point of Christmas is even all about. She said she couldn't forget that, but then tore into her packages.

I hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas!

Jeni said...

That is a beautiful picture of an awesome scene, for sure. Also, a very timely message in your post about the true reason for the Christmas celebration. Thanks David, for all you put into that post.

Neva said...

I burst out laughing when I read this about the people walking in front! You did a great job! I have enjoyed sharing blogs with you.

Suldog said...

Those colors are magnificent!

We are blessed, in so many ways, and it never hurts to be reminded of the real reason for the season. Thanks, David!

Dan Mega said...

Merry Christmas David! I like the post and the picture, nicely done. I hope you got some good stuff this Christmas.

lime said...

that's lovely, such bright colors.

hope you and your family had a beautiful christmas.

Deana said...

You have quite a site here...very professional yet warm and inviting. I will have to hang around here more for photography hints!

I hope you enjoyed your holiday and time with your family. Thank you for your visit to my own blog.

Sniz said...

Beautiful pictures, as usual. The real reason for the season, indeed! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Colleen said...

Cool photo David! We are doing okay now, considering...Merry Christmas to you and your family, and hope you are feeling better!

Craver Vii said...

The colors are stunning and there is good perspective in the words as well!

But (agonizing) why, oh why do people keep walking in front of the shot even though they clearly see someone aiming a camera?!
:-)

imac said...

Nice colourful manger.

Hope you feeling a little better David.

Corey~living and loving said...

Beautiful Photos David. I hope that you and yours have a very blesses Christmas. :)

Thank you for wish me one as well!

katherine. said...

the real Christmas...with people who matter...

All the blessings of the season to you and yours.

Deborah Gamble said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you!

Janice Thomson said...

Yes the real reason - and so often overlooked. Thank you for that David.

Lee said...

Exquisite manger tableau! Thanks for taking the shot AND sharing it! Merry Christmas, David & family!

Peace! Hope! & Joy!

indicaspecies said...

Hi David,

Thank you for a moving post and beautiful shots. I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas.

From Dehra Dun to Delhi via Roorkee to Singapore, it's been a pleasure catching up on your blog.

Here's also wishing you and yours a great 2008.

With love,
celine