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Almost time to shut the lights out.
Posted By: vievetrick, 01-01-2009, 08:17 PM

I braved the nasty cool and wind to take one or two shots (handheld) of the Christmas lights. Thought I would share before we shut them down until next year. Happy Holidays for the last time



Comments welcomed or enjoy. Shot K10 16-45 handheld.

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01-02-2009, 02:31 AM   #2
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Steady hands you have and nice lights indeed!
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This is quite an achievement to hand hold camera and do this shot!
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Well I was hoping you would refrain from shooting the lights out and take more photos instead ;-) Try some out of focus shots in the same pattern you have now. You seem brave enough

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Thanks guys. JMR time will tell if I can give that a try. OOPS on the original post i meant SHUT the lights out.
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Good and steady hand!
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Fixed it for you Pat (title)! Don't go shootin' the lights now!. Nice shot. Cool to see how the front of the house is lit up but the back is almost invisible.

Wanna talk about 'braving' the weather? We got a wild blizzard here. Somewhere around 2 feet and winds over 100 Kph (60Mph). It lasted from New years eve till this morning. I had to crawl out a window to get out and shovel the front door clear (no kidding).

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Cool, thanks Peter. Holy cow that sounds crazy!!!! I want to see pictures of that or the aftermath for sure.

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Nice shot Pat - hand held impressive indeed. I am going to end mine sometime this weekend.

As for Peter's predicament - I see it on the news - wow is all I can say and yes please document the 'escape'
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ROTFLMA!!!! I think I see the tip of your shovel on the top left corner
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That's the tip of my touque over the snow drift. Now here's the aftermath. It really wasn't that bad. The wind just blew it in large drifts but they took the plows off the roads for almost 24 hours and no one was going anywhere.

The door to the house is raised and the front porch is about 4 feet from ground level. The snow drift was up to the middle of the outside door. The door opens out so that's why the window was used as the escape route. Btw. PEI Is known for it's red earth. It's really a sand clay mix. There are no rocks here. Everything and I mean everything gets a coating of a fine red sand/dust when it's windy. That's what you see just under the roof. In summer we wash it off a lot. Not in winter!
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The Bank at the end of the driveway. About 9-10 feet high.
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The pile against the fence (the fence is about 3.5 feet high)
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Nice way to ring in the New Year. Absolutely everything on New Years Eve was cancelled as well as everything on the 1st.

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Great shot, amazingly well balanced exposure!
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Nice lights and nice photo. Here in the Adirondacks we leave our lights up all year around and only take them down for special occasions like painting the house.
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