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Fun Photo Friday — Christmas on the Pecos Favorites


Christmas on the Pecos

Christmas on the Pecos

It’s Fun Photo Friday time, and this will wrap up this year’s Christmas lighting special.  Before you get to the photo gallery, however, here are some particular favorites of mine.  The next photograph is a rather abstract reflected light image from our Pecos River voyage:

Christmas on the Pecos

Christmas on the Pecos

I particularly enjoy the symmetry of this next reflection shot:

Christmas on the Pecos

Christmas on the Pecos

And this next shot would make a great Christmas card, I would think:

Christmas on the Pecos

Christmas on the Pecos

This next one I call Meeting Santa on the Sidewalk:

Meeting Santa on the Sidewalk

Meeting Santa on the Sidewalk

Now for today’s photo gallery and slide show.  Enjoy:

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Christmas on the Pecos — Part 4


Returning to the Pecos River Village

End of the Ride — Returning to the Pecos River Village

I’ve given tips before on how to photograph Christmas lights.  For a refresher, here are a few articles:

On today’s photo gallery/slide show, click on any image below to see the shot data for that photograph, which will include ISO, f-Stop, shutter speed, and focal length (in 35mm equivalent).  The camera used was a Canon G1 X with a 12 megapixel, 1.5-inch/38mm sensor. Images were taken in raw and post processed to compensate for low exposure, in many cases up two EV-2 (-2 f-Stops).  Additional tweaks included adjustments for lens (vignetting, distortion, color blur, etc.), and saturation.

Tv 1/40, Av f/2.8, ISO 800, F 28mm

Tv 1/40, Av f/2.8, ISO 800, FL 28mm

Below is today’s photo gallery.  Click on any image to enlarge and read the shot data.

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Christmas on the Pecos — Part 3


Christmas Tree Mirror

Christmas Tree Mirror

The cost for the Christmas on the Pecos river cruise varies by age and day of the week.  Children 12 and under ride for $10 Sunday through Thursday, $15 on Friday and Saturday.  For 13 and up the cost is $15 in the cheap nights and $20 during the prime Friday and Saturday evenings.

The Four Wise Guys of Christmas

The Four Wise Guys of Christmas

Is it worth it for 40 minutes?  I think so.  In fact, I wouldn’t mind doing this again someday.  I know kids will certainly enjoy it.

Christmas on the Pecos

Christmas on the Pecos

Photographically speaking, this is a great place to test your skills.  Ideally, outdoor Christmas lights should be photographed while the sky still has some light in it after sunset, but this wasn’t an option here.  Since the sky was dark, I now had to rely upon water reflections to add interest and depth to the photos, and I had to do so at fairly slow shutter speed on a moving boat.

Christmas on the Pecos

Christmas on the Pecos

The photo gallery below will give you an idea of what can be accomplished, and tomorrow I’ll give you some more technical data on the camera settings used.

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