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Old Dec 25, 2014, 5:23 AM   #1
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For the last 6 or 7 years two homes have gone beyond reason with their overzealous lighting creating great memories of Christmas.
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Old Dec 25, 2014, 10:04 PM   #2
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Great shots, Bynx. There have been some programs on TV this past week showing large light displays people are constructing, the work involved, and the trials and tribulations. One fellow has been sued by a neighbor, challenged five times by the city council and prevailed. There are some large displays near where I live but none as large as these.

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The funny thing about these two huge displays is the small quiet house with one set of lights that sits between these houses. As the sunsets each evening the traffic on the small narrow street is insane.
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Wow! That's quite interesting. Hate to have their electricity bill.

When I was a kid there were several places that had huge displays. They were fun to drive by, and many did. I haven't been by any of those places since I moved up to the mountains, and no one really does decorations on a grand scale in my small community. Maybe I'll venture out next week and see some lights.
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The advent of LED lights have really given a great impetus to these displays. Much less heat and relatively low energy costs. In my youth I remember visiting one of these well decorated houses in Chicago that caught the eye of the media and like others noted above the resulting traffic was a nightmare but most pronounced was the heat from the bulbs back then. You could toast bread in some areas. Needless to say, snow didn't last too long on the decorations back then.

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Glad you like them. Not bad for hand held by an old guy with longer exposures.
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Great images. Captured at just the right time, it seems.
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Great images. Captured at just the right time, it seems.
Yes Christmas is the best time to capture these images. Last year I returned in the summer, but the guy was cutting his grass.
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