Most years since
1993, TISARA Photography has produced a Holiday Note Card
featuring a scene of Alexandria by Steven Halperson and Nina
Tisara. The cards are available individually, boxed in sets of
ten, and in larger quantities from TISARA Photography.
inside, ready for your personal message.
have limited quantities, please call first to see if we have enough to fit
1 - Golden Lights
"Finding a warm holiday image can be a
challenge on a crisp December evening. The scene that won my attention was created by a
group of Cameron Street merchants in Old Town, Alexandria."
2 - King Street Lights (blue)
"I had been photographing King Street with and
without holiday lights for several years, so I knew what was needed to make the image
work--having a twilight sky and the lights on at the George Washington Masonic National
Memorial. Once I had those two important elements, all that remained was to dodge traffic
for a 10 second exposure."
3 - Winter Lights
"It was just before New Year's, when driving
past Daingerfield Island, I was drawn to capture this image on film. I liked the
interaction between the playful
boat lights and the majestic monuments of
4 - Royal Lights
"During a twilight walk in Old Town, this scene
became magical when I saw the City Hall steeple framed by twinkling tree lights."
5 - First Snow
"I was quite excited about this first snow. The weather was warm and the
flakes were big. Falling snow is very hard to photograph, especially at
night. Photographs at night normally require a longer exposure,
which means people walking are a blur and the snow is only visible on the ground.
With some film manipulation I was able to "freeze"
the people and surreally capture the night."
6 - Holiday Lights
"Picture me standing on my bicycle, steadying
myself against a street lamp to get this shot. I was trying out a new fast lens to freeze
the action of cars and people framed by the sparkling holiday lights on lower King Street
in Alexandria, Virginia."
7 - Winter Scene
"I took advantage of an unusual winter blue sky
and cloud cover to get this back-lit scene of sledders and skiers on Shuter's Hill, site
of the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia."
8 - King Street
"The sepia-toned sky on New Year's Eve provided
the backdrop for this view of Alexandria's George Washington Masonic Memorial."
- North Washington Street
"This familiar North Washington
Street scene jumped out at me when I was waiting to photograph Christ
Square Holiday Tree
"I had been trying
to get a good shot of the Holiday Tree in front of City Hall for a
while. It was the first big snow. I was freezing but had
to wait for a couple to finish their photo session. A good
picture is all about timing, patience and sometimes endurance. "
Historic Old Town
used a digital camera for the first time on this holiday scene. In some
ways, itís easier than shooting film, but it has its
12 - Snow Scene on Prince St.
you had to drive in Alexandria, you had a problem. For walking in Old
Town, it was a winter wonderland."
for a fresh holiday image, I was excited to find at City Hall
this coming together of three symbols - the American flag, a
basket of seasonal greens and the Gadsby lamp."
14 - Snow Maidens
Huntley Meadows Park
15 Snow Walk
found this wonderful image walking up
Street after a snow storm. For once I could stand in the middle
of the street and not worry about cars"
# 16 Carlyle
"I was glad to
have happened on this beautiful scene in that window of time before
the snow melted and that no one had disturbed the path"