December 9, 2013 — I finally took the camera off auto mode. It might have been better to try this during the day with lots of natural light since my night shots still need to improve, but I gave it a go.
Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pa., is spectacular this time of year if you can brave the cold nights.
I like this shot because the moon is in the background and you can really see its crescent shape. The full moon may be all the rage, but there is something about a crescent moon that is captivating.
Is there something a little Charlie Brownish about this tree?
One of the best things about driving to Peddler’s Village is passing the Terwood Road house that decorates to the nines. The property has two large side yards, and each is covered with lights and decoration. The family put a path around the outside of their property a few years back because so many cars stop and park. They also play holiday music to add to the experience.
I drove by this house everyday for about 15 years when I worked in Montgomery County. There is so much going on, it takes a bit of time to put it all together. I would drive by each morning and watch them build it step by step beginning at Halloween and finishing by Thanksgiving. It was almost like watching an artist paint his masterpiece.