Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Challenged to find Colour: Part 2

This is a continuation of Part One   click here

Last Sunday we went in search of Christmas Lights


All photos taken hand-held, wide open F1.8 using my Sony RX100m2 in the Surrey/Delta area.   It seems that far less people are decorating their homes this year.  Many elaborate displays of prior years are no longer there


We were not the only ones looking at the light displays


This location was the most elaborate so I snapped a few more photos from different angles


There was not an LED light bulb to be seen.   All of these lights are incandescent so I can just imagine how much their electric bill will be


I am also wondering how much time it took to set up all these displays


You can't help but feel the mood of the season


It was a nice, rain-fee late afternoon but with a slight chill in the air


There was even a Sasquatch waving back

We went to visit a friend and she had this unique cat teacloth


you may have to click on the photo to see the words to "A Cat's Christmas".   I know we have a few cat lovers in the audience


12 comments:

  1. Some folks really do go overboard with the whole Christmas lights thing, don't they? But still it's interesting to see.

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    1. Canajun:

      I'll have to check but there used to be some large light displays in our area. I do notice a trend for less displays than in previous years

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  2. Yep, the guy's electric bill for December will be something quite large I believe. Good pics though, what did you use to create the one that's animated?

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    1. Dom:

      I would like to take credit for doing this BUT it just happened without me doing anything and I liked it. I did a google search and this is what I found

      https://support.google.com/plus/answer/3113884?p=photos_auto_awesome&hl=en&authuser=0&rd=1

      seems there is a setting in google+ which can do a few things automatically. I usually upload to Picassa using the old interface

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    2. After all, Google knows best!

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    3. Richard:

      Google+ doesn't always . . . I find some functions don't work in Chrome, but do work using Firefox. If I post a photo on a M/C forum I have to use Firefox or I can't access my Picassa album

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  3. Wow that is a lot of lights.

    Great job finding bright color though.

    Interesting tea towel. I'd like to see twelve tabbies tapping.

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    1. Trobairitz:

      The Cat tea towel was on the counter with cups on top but I moved the cups out of the way. If I see one I can purchase it for you. She told us where she bought it but no where around here.

      I can just imagine how much it must have cost to buy all those figures and then light them up

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  4. There is such a thing as "to much" color....Wow!

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    1. Robert:

      I must say that place was jammed with figures and lights. There was also more motorized displays on the side of the house with a train and singing Santa. Much more going on than what was photographed

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  5. Love all the light displays! Bob, thank you for all the beautiful images.

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    1. Pam:

      This was a club outing. I was just following the car ahead and we stopped a few times to look at the Christmas Lights. Then we went for Dinner and to a home after for desserts. I decided to NOT bring a tripod and just snap hand-held

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