Christmas Lights in the Park

Christmas Lights in the Park

Here is a shot of Sally Kate Winters Park in West Point at night on Christmas Eve of last year. My wife and I decided to venture out for about an hour as we waited for her sister and our brother-in-law to get to town. Night time shots can be difficult to get right, but they are fun to shoot. You can be the judge of whether or not I got this one right, but I really like it. Having multiple light sources makes for interesting things going on as the lights seem to shoot out of the lamp posts. I believe I used seven exposures for this one. 

Why am I posting a Christmas photo in March? I don't always edit my photos as soon as I take them, since I tend to take lots of shots in one shoot, so digging through all of my photos takes some time, so they are not always ready to post immediately, though I will admit that I get so excited about some shots that I can't wait to edit them and post them. Other shots I don't like immediately until I edit them later and find that they turn out to be really good. I think it's good, in no matter what type of art that you pursue, to step away from your work for a little while and come back to it later with fresh eyes. You'll be surprised how often your opinion changes or what new ideas you can develop in that time away.

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