The Purple Crystal Christmas Tree – Stuck in Customs

The Purple Crystal Christmas Tree

Winner Selected for the Quadcopter!

You can go view all the details on this post. And here is a note from the winner, reprinted with her permission!

Hi Trey,

I am so excited to learn I won the Phantom 2 Quadcopter! Thank you so very much for having this contest. I am still in shock that I won this as I have been dreaming of getting one someday.

I can’t wait to start using it. I have several ideas of what I want to do with it first. Now I can capture video and photos of places I can’t get to physically. My wheelchair limits where I can go and as well as the terrain I need to be on. (I am famous for getting Stuck in Mud! As I usually get so engrossed in the wildlife I am photographing that sometimes I forget to check if I am heading for wet or muddy areas). So this will open up even more opportunities and places for me to photograph. I can go on and on about what I want to do but I won’t bore you with that.

I just want to thank you and everyone for this. You made a dream of mine come true!

Thank you again!


Carrie “Sharkbayte” Conte

Daily Photo – The Purple Crystal Christmas Tree

Is it full of real crystal? Yes oh yes. Crazy eh? Only in France would they erect sometime so wonderfully ornate and over-the-top. Has anyone ever seen a timelapse of this thing going up? I’d love to see it. The engineering required must be mind blowing. I’m a big fan of when big engineering projects combine with big art projects.

The Purple Crystal Christmas Tree

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-03-17 22:40:56
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture8
  • ISO280
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1