I love the twinkle lights!
Lucky for me, they are everywhere this time of year.
One of my favorite displays is Candy Cane Lane in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle.
Since 1941, these neighbors deck their houses out with a light show to bring out the kid in all of us.
Take a quick photo tour with me as I photograph Christmas lights using Eddy, my 3 Legged Thing tripod.

 

The Shots:
ISO – 100, Lens – 17mm, f/5.6, 1/2 Second 
This display was swirling with angels that were decorated with twinkle bling. This image is titled: “Blangels“.
ISO – 100, Lens – 12mm, f/5.6, 5 Seconds 

 

ISO – 100, Lens – 12mm, f/5.6, 3 Seconds

 

ISO – 100, Lens – 17mm, f/5.6, 3 Seconds

 

I couldn’t resist getting my portrait taken with Santa and Frosty!
ISO – 100, Lens – 18mm, f/5.6, 2 Seconds

ISO – 100, Lens – 60mm, f/5.6, 2 Seconds                                        ISO – 100, Lens – 60mm, f/5.6, 2 Seconds

Don’t forget about taking details along the way:
ISO – 100, Lens – 60mm, f/5.6, 1/3 Second                                         ISO – 100, Lens – 60mm, f/5.6, 0.6 Seconds
This was our favorite house.
I decided to capture it on an angle and incorporated the tree above it:
ISO – 400, Lens – 12mm, f/5.6, 1.3 Seconds

 

Here is the exact shot, but at a 3 second exposure instead of 1.3 seconds.
Look at what a difference 1.7 seconds makes in a night image!
ISO – 400, Lens – 12mm, f/5.6, 3 Seconds
We first waited 20 minutes to drive through the festive community.
I suggest what we did second, and that is park your vehicle and stroll along the houses.
There are a lot of fun details and surprises that you can only see on foot.
Such as a baby seal and these feet sticking out of an igloo!
ISO – 100, Lens – 60mm, f/5.6, 0.6 Second                                         ISO – 400, Lens – 60mm, f/2.8, 5 Seconds
ISO – 100, Lens – 18mm, f/5.6, 2 Seconds

 

ISO – 100, Lens – 18mm, f/5.6, 3 Seconds

 

ISO – 400, Lens – 12mm, f/5.6, 1 Seconds

Candy Cane Lane is open December 15 to New Year’s Day from 4 p.m to 11 p.m and open until midnight on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

Northeast Park Road, off Ravenna Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98105.

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Happy Holidays from Photo Sister!