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Old Dec 11, 2010, 8:33 PM   #1
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Last night was my first visit of the year to the annual Christmas lighting spectacular at Garvan Woodland Garde ns. This year's top addition was a full-size train that visitors can walk through



Among the favorites every year are the flower and butterflies.





And a couple of others at random




Work has limited my time for photography lately; I'm hoping things are going to get to the point where I have more time.

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Paul, those are wonderful. Think of the time and effort it took to arrange all those lights!
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A beautiful display! For some reason it just doesn't feel like Christmas yet But keep posting these holiday photos and I'll get convinced.
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Paul, those are wonderful. Think of the time and effort it took to arrange all those lights!
There are more than two million bulbs. A crew of about two dozen paid and nearly a hundred volunteer workers started stringing lights in September. Even the small lake in the middle of the park was lit with an electric swan about 20 feet off the bank and blue string lights hanging over the water....



Harriet, I understand what you mean about it seeming odd to be close to the holiday. This was one of the reasons I went to the display Thursday night.

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Hi Paul,

A great series!

I'd guess that you took some time to get optimal framing for each of these shots, and it certainly paid off with some very effective images.

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Magnificent lighting, don't know anything in my neighborhood that comes close

Great shots to
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Nice series Paul, they are all well chosen and taken shots. The first and fourth are my favorites.

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Nice series, Paul.
Good to see you back, been wondering where you've been.
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An amazing display - and really nice job photographing it!
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