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xmas 19 a comp  

Above is how the December 2019 image started

xmas 19 B comp  

Above is how the image above progressed. In lots of ways I prefer the energy of this image to the more finished later pictures
xmas 19c  comp  

This is clear, polite, and dead. I thought the size of the people in relation to the tree was too large so I made them smaller in the next image.
xmas 2019 D comp  

The people are smaller, the only visual iinterest is created by the light of the candles; it is all to obvious, not a vintage year.