Christmas Photography and editing
I didn’t have many new pictures last week, but this week I have lots! I went to photograph the switch on of the Christmas lights on Friday and got lots of photos. It took me 24 hours to thaw out afterwards though.
There was an official switch on, by the mayor, I think. Near our traditional market that was on late and lit up for Christmas. They should have more evening markets.
As you can see it was quite busy and festive. There was a fun fair and Christmas lights too.
This was the festive bus near to Santa’s grotto. I’ll be using more of these photos over the next few weeks.
I was out again on Sunday taking more photos. It was cloudy so the light wasn’t good but at least it was warmer. In this shot you can see the Christmas lights, if you look carefully. We have a Christmas tree too!
This alleyway provided me with an interesting shot for an artistic edit. Need an opening shot for a Christmas movie? I see the Victorian features of this local town, others just see the dereliction and grime.
I want canal pictures but that was very misty and the light was terrible, so we went around the corner to the railway station. I set the camera on ‘sports’ for this which is quite a fast speed. The aperture puts the front of the train in focus, but you get some depth of field too. That train didn’t stop and came through quite fast. You have to hold the camera still and keep your nerve for a shot like this! I was surprised how quiet it was, it’s so easy to not see or hear it coming.
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