Congrats to Yathárth Gupta, the first two-time back-to-back winner of the photo of the week!
There were lots of good choices to choose from this week, so this was a tough one. While a few candidates were probably higher in my stack ranking, I decided to choose this one in the spirit of the end of the holiday season as we take our Christmas trees down and pack up our ornaments until next year.
I liked the color and warmth of this shot and felt it just was a good representation of the warmth of the holiday season. I’d like to see the top right corner get fixed and it would have been better not to clip the bottom of the tree, but when I look at it I think of a happy Christmas so it’s ability to stir an emotion makes it an easy choice for a photo of the week!
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P.S. Many you have been adding some great photos to http://www.flickr.com/groups/ronmart without tagging them for the contest per the rules listed above. I see lots of winner candidates that aren’t in the contest so I’d recommend that people make my job harder by tagging their photos properly today!