In this shot of a weary Santa Claus, which he dubbed “The Day After,” winning lensman Steve Fisher again reinterprets the commonplace in an unusual way. Steve even composed a poem to capture the mood, borrowing a bit from 19th-century poet Clement Clarke Moore:
'Twas the day after Christmas, when all through the place,
All the shopping was done; it was over, the race.
The gifts were unwrapped without any care,
And toys and new clothes were scattered here and there.
Santa was clearly spent from his long ride that night,
And all that remains are the returns left in sight.
Classical elegance, symmetry and balance are the hallmarks of Tina Musco’s photo of her family’s bow window display in Ozone Park. Below is the front of the Musco home, where the theme for Christmas is Candyland.
It’s love at first kiss as Jets girl Christina Rose Fristachi of Floral Park, 16, gets a Christmas greeting from her dog, Bella, in this heartwarming shot taken by her father, Robert.
Debbie Caponigro sent in some dazzling shots taken by moving her camera while holding the shutter open. Above is a string of lights and to the left a lighted tree, both taken in front of Debbie’s parents’ house in Astoria.
Ciro Di Donna of Whitestone sent in a photo with a message: that foreclosures hurt pets too, as some who lose their homes abandon their companion animals. In the surrealistic world Ciro created for his model trains, Big Cat waits for his friend Spot to return home, but Spot has lost his house. Ciro hopes more people will help abandoned pets this holiday season.
Keep an eye out for our spring photo contest, to be announced in late winter!