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Season of lights

I’m currently working nights and this is a great time of year to be on that shift. There are many Christmas displays all across the Stockton and San Joaquin County that are quite spectacular and a treat to see. I know that everyone has their favorite but the best use of lights that I’ve come […]

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Readers challenge: Holiday lights

Nothing visually epitomizes the holiday season than Christmas lights, which is the subject of the current Readers Photo Challenge assignment. Some people put up simple yet elegant white lights while others put up those of every color in the rainbow. Either way, from neighborhoods to shopping centers, they lend a festive air to the season. […]

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Christmas deadline

There’s less than a week left in the Readers Photo Challenge assignment of Christmas lights. Your photos can be of the lights in a public display, on your own house or the neighbors down the street. The deadline is Thursday Dec. 18. ________________________________________________ Here are the rules: 1. Entries can be emailed to coto@recordnet.com. Type […]

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Season of lights

The start of the holiday season is just a week a way and with it comes the season of lights. The next Readers Photo Challenge assignment is Christmas lights. While it might seem a bit early (Christmas is still several weeks away) there are already holiday commercials playing on television and some stores have put […]

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Holiday spirit

  “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.” “You better watch out You better not cry Better not pout I’m telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town… He’s making a list And checking it twice; Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice Santa Claus is coming to town… He sees […]

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Christmas lights addendum

There’s still a few more days left in the holiday season and with them a few more opportunities to take some photos of some Christmas light displays if you haven’t already. Once you’ve got the basics of shooting Christmas lights down, here are a couple of other techniques that are a bit more advanced. First […]

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Lighting up the holidays

Bethany: “ Is your house on fire, Clark?” Clark: “No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.” From National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Christmas is the season of lights, and almost every neighborhood has at least one house that does it up right. Most lights are up for only a few weeks to a month […]

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Dancing Christmas lights redux

I actually shot this video of the Christmas music and lights on Don and Linda Smith’s at 3606 Northstar Drive in north Stockton last year. They’re up again this year, just as same as last. So here’s an encore performance. Happy Holidays!

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Light savings

(Camera: Canon 20D. Canon 50mm macro. Exposure: 1/30th sec. @ f/2.5. ISO: 400) My family usually puts up our Christmas lights a little after Thanksgiving and takes them down around the first of the year. A couple of years ago we invested in some LED lights. Although more expensive than the traditional incandescent light bulbs, […]

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Christmas lights redux

At about this time last year, I gave some tips on how to shoot Christmas lights. I thought it might be time for a refresher. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/4th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 400) 1. The most important thing about shooting Christmas lights is to bring a tripod. Sure […]

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