Santa Claus the impostor

13 December 2004, 14:54 genre:    by mickael

Margot’s first Saint Nicolas

Santa Claus is an impostor in fact he really is Saint Nicolas or Sinter Klaas, we still celebrate him here early December, all benefits to kids: they get both the original on the 6th and the copy on the 25th of December.

It really is the first Saint Nicolas for Margot on Sunday, tension has been rising all week in the family, the kids have their wish-lists ready for him.
A carrot for the donkey, a glass of wine for the holy bishop, nothing for his slave. If the children have behaved he won’t punish them. The slippers have been laid together with the lists by the chimney and it’s off to bed for the most anxious night of the year: will he come again this year ?

qtvr size    [FULLSCREEN]     in a popup window saint nicolas 2004
I’m not one for morning panos, up at 7:30 am with children screaming in excitement, chocolate coins and mandarines just about everywhere in the house, by 7:35 I must be ready for this pano I forgot to set up the night before too busy I was helping with the mise en scène. So it’s forget about white balance and nodal point just shoot and pray…

More on Saint Nicolas here and since it is in French, here is an english version by an online translator


  1. Don’t forget to feed the cat!
    Thomas    Dec 14, 05:42 AM    #

  2. This VR movie is really great – I almost feel the atmosphere of this morning!
    Glad to discover your inspiring blog.
    — 1drey    Dec 14, 10:22 AM    #

  3. Encore une réussite ce pano !
    belle ambiance et ça me rappelle ma Belgique, celle de mon enfance… déjà loin…
    — Pierre    Dec 14, 03:51 PM    #

  4. sensible et adorable :-)
    Eric Rougier    Dec 14, 03:51 PM    #

  5. Waou!
    Mais comment qu’on fait?
    J’ai mis une note vers votre site, encore bravo.
    Vincent    Dec 22, 08:18 AM    #

  6. Great work. I love seeing original stuff – and yours certainly is.
    Matt    Dec 22, 09:05 PM    #

  7. Mais quel est donc le cadeau que Basile a reçu .. et Michèle a l'air de bien s'amuser avec les jouets de Margot !

    — Jean-Marc Vos    Aug 4, 08:37 AM    #

  8. Thank you! I loved the visit with your family.

    — Marylka    Aug 17, 06:55 PM    #