image Bad Photo Monday: Christmas Lights


Christmas Lights

The other night I was invited to visit friends  to see their Christmas lights so naturally I wanted to take some pictures. I have not photographed anything like this before and it was something of a learning experience. I learned that using flash would wash out the lighting effects  in some cases but that not using it would not guarantee a good result.

As it is summer here it is daylight until nearly nine at night so we had to wait quite some time till it was dark enough to see the lights properly. Unfortunately for me I don’t see very well in the dark so I had to be very careful walking around the perimeter of the display. I also found it hard to see the controls of my camera in  the dark. Despite all this I did get a few pictures I liked. This is one that I didn’t like so much and it would have been deleted but for Bad Photo Monday.

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

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