Fotos On The Fly - Sights Of The Season – Holiday Lights…

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605

White Plains NY homeHappy Holidays Everyone!

For the next couple of weeks,  I will be trying to post a photo every day from that depicts the sites of the season.  They won’t necessarily be all about Christmas or any of the other holidays.  They will just be symbolic of this special time of year.

 

This first photo was taken of holiday lights.  This house  in White Plains NY did a nice understated job.  It is from the Gedney Farms neighborhood in the south end of White Plains.  An area noted for its large lots and pre-war homes.  But I really wanted to emphasize the red door which is so welcoming so I converted the photo to black and white while keep the red door – well – red.   Adding a shot of color to a black and white photos adds impact.  It can add a real “wow” factor to an otherwise ho-hum photo.  The impact can be striking.  Holiday lights also often look particularly nice in black and white, depending on the situation. Photos like this remind us of how short the days are at this time of year.  They also show us that although it is dark and the temperature is chilly…brrrr….there is still  a great deal of warmth in this season.

Another thing that I’ve noticed about holiday lights….they seem to be concentrated on main roads.  Maybe its the public nature of these homes that motivates the occupants…I just can’t say, but as someone who does a lot of driving, their efforts are very much appreciated!

 

© 2013 – RGHicks – http://fotosonthefly.biz – All rights reserved.

 

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Grant Schneider
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Ruthmarie - The red door against a black and white photo is striking. I love it.   I will look for the next one.

Dec 12, 2013 02:45 AM #1
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Corey Lee Miner
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Great photo. Can't wait to see the next one.

Dec 12, 2013 02:59 AM #2
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Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Hi Grant - Glad you liked it. I was concerned that it was too black and white, but this version was just the nicest. I'll be posting another later on.

 

Hi Cory - Yes, I have another one nearly ready for prime time. 

Dec 12, 2013 09:36 AM #3
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Hi Ruthmarie, Nice job and the Red Door is a great way to accent this photo. Would make a great Christma Card!

Dec 12, 2013 03:34 PM #4
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Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Hi William - The new format has chopped the photo off. Dang! I hate having to resize them to repost them! However, it is good photo.  Especially when you can see the whole house. 

Dec 12, 2013 10:26 PM #5
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Ruthmarie - do you have to ask permission to shoot pictures of lights on lawns?  I think they are so cool!  Thanks!

Dec 16, 2013 03:38 AM #6
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Ruthmarie Hicks
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Hi Eleanor - I wasn't on the lawn, but on the street. If I were on private property, would have to ask. Although the way I cropped the shot, it does kind of look like I was on the lawn.
Dec 16, 2013 06:34 AM #7
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