In my home, Christmas does not start until the day after Thanksgiving (just ask my daughters). Well, last week the annual Lights on the Lake holiday display at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, New York, had their walk through nights before starting the auto drives every night until just after New Years. The walk thrus allow tripods for photographers who can use long exposures to photograph the lights. I altered my “rule” for this year. :)
I decided to have a little fun this time and zoomed my lens during those exposures. Here are the results.
Jump right out at you, don’t they? Anyone for a gingerbread cookie?
As a kid, I dreamed of a Christmas stockings being this big.
Getting off the Christmas theme and with the home town of L. Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz, a few miles away in Chittenango, New York, we find the rainbow tunnel to the Land of Oz.
Do you remember the story behind the yellow submarine with the heart in its center?
In case you don’t remember: Back in the 1950′s, 60′s and early 70′s, cars were allowed to park along the Onondaga Lake Parkway. Parents would tell their kids when asked about all the parked cars there on Friday and Saturday nights that people were watching the submarine races. Cars can no longer park along the lake but this display is in homage to some colorful local history.
If you have a zoom lens and a tripod, this is a fun technique to try.