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Tue Dec 24, 2013, 06:22 AM

I'm dreaming of a Black (and White) Christmas

I spent a few nights driving around in my motorized vehicle taking pics of Holiday Lights. Listening to one of those Radio Stations that plays Christmas Music 24 hours a day and the motorized vehicle's heater keeping me nice and warm made for an easy photo outing.

Ideally I would have stopped at each location, got out and setup a tripod and taken the pics all proper like. But that's too much work for photos that I may never print.

I set the ISO to 4000 and adjusted aperture to keep my shutter speeds around 1/125. Kept it simple. Less Brain Damage.



















And for those of you that absolutely positively have to have COLOR in your holiday light picture:::



Thanks so much for looking.

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postatomic Dec 2013 OP
hermetic Dec 2013 #1
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alfredo Dec 2013 #3
handmade34 Dec 2013 #4
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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 09:38 AM

1. Thank you!

I found those b&ws to be rather magical. And those plastic blow-up things are much improved by lack of color, IMO anyway. Very nice.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 05:04 PM

2. Love the b&w

I think it's very effective

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 10:58 PM

3. Like the the first two

I like the last one despite it being in color.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2013, 09:57 AM

4. Merry Christmas!!

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2013, 10:50 AM

5. They fascinate me. And the more I look at them

the more I like them. The second and sixth have the architectural lines going for them, unhindered by color, very nicely dividing up the space. I like the seventh, with the flag, though would take away most of the garage door.
It makes me reflect on that those who display the flag so prominently are these days usually not folks with whom I'd like to hang out
I like the color one as well, and as I study it I think it would be intriguingly festive if the spotlights were gone. But I like it with the lights, too.

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