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  #225 Gold/Golden
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Worth more than its weight in gold (to me)       ©2019 A.N.Other
Panasonic DMC-FZ2000       13th place, 43 points
1/25s, f3.8, ISO 800, 69mm, Normal Program, Center Weighted Average, no flash
Post-Processing: Cropped and rotated slightly
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      Extra Info: This little plastic lion tree bauble was bought for my first ever Christmas. He has guarded my tree every year for the last 50 years and I very much hope he will do so for the next 50.

He has paid the price for his loyal service as he now has a hole in his foot and bottom, but he means more to me than his weight in gold.

Every time I see him on the tree he brings back happy memories of Christmases long past, spent with my parents and grandparents. My Christmas just wouldn't be the same without him :-) .
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Dec 16, 2019
    Thank you all so much. I'm touched you appreciate his true worth to me.

Ysal - the background was originally darker but I lightened it up a bit as I thought it looked too much like a 'dark hole'.
Edited on Dec 16, 2019

Dec 16, 2019
    Wonderful story and a cute ornament. I just wish the background was darker to bring out the subject.

Dec 16, 2019
    Thanks for the Extra Info. It's lovely to learn the little lions history. I'm amazed you've managed to hang onto him for this long. A very attractive shot too, nicely composed with the tinsel partially surrounding the lion.

Dec 14, 2019
    What a lovely keepsake, and so lovingly photographed. I still have an ornament that was on my Grandmother's tree. Like yours, it has seen better days, but it has pride of place on our "memory tree" every year.

Dec 14, 2019
    Lovely little lion - so very, very golden. Nice story. I have a couple of great grandsons celebrating their first Christmas this year. If I give them each a special bauble I wonder if they'll still have them in 50 years.

Dec 14, 2019
    Thanks aoc46. I agree about the light/s. I wanted to add some golden glow to the shot and some sparkle on the lion. I did consider attempting to clone out the top one but decided not to as I would have also had to clone out the reflections that the light produced too. After all, he is always seen being lit by lights and that's the way I wanted to show him off to the world :-) .
Edited on Dec 15, 2019

Dec 14, 2019
    Nice shot of the ornament, with good lighting and color. The lights themselves, especially the upper one, are a bit distracting.

Dec 14, 2019
    Thanks Robert. True. It's mainly there to give the lion some space to look into and to put the lion on roughly a third.
Edited on Dec 15, 2019

Dec 14, 2019
    Well done and fits the theme. I might have cropped a bit on the right as IMHO it does not add much to the image.
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