Show us your home, well the neighbors anyways

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

Good evening everyone- Debbie Laity is having a contest this month about showing your home for the holidays. I am not one to decorate for the holidays. too lazy I guess. This year I did do the star shower in the bedroom and also did the side of my woman cave and the big maple out front. While they do look pretty.

I haven't been able to get a good pic. I love all of them but have especially enjoyed the one in the bedroom that has transformed my walls and ceiling into this wall to ceiling vivid green and red show. I love it.

I do like the effect it has on the big maple. It looks the the tree has lots of mini green and red lights without having to climb to put them up there. and one of the Rose of Sharon's is lit up nicely. Unfortunately no clear pics to date. I will try again before Christmas but we are supposed to get rain starting Tuesday so who knows.

So since my neighbor across the road always has enough decorations for the whole street I walked across the road and attempted to get a good shot for this contest. First attempt failed so I tried again tonite.  I finally had success once I tried a different setting. Both nighttime settings so I don't know why one worked and the others were blurry.  I have to get more batteries as my camera eats batteries so I will see if I can get a clear shot of my star shower display outside in the different spots I have them.

This was on the nightshot setting

This one is done on the auto setting. It turned out decent as well.

Seeing this display in real time is much more vivid and stands out much more than the pics I took do.

 

Posted by

Sharon Lee

Comments (21)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Sharon ---- I enjoy seeing how some of the different neighborhoods in my area decorate.   There are some pretty incredible displays.   

Dec 20, 2015 09:02 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Sharon, I can appreciate anyone who takes on a monumental task like this one. I'm an "interior" girl, (NOT Material Girl!), and enjoy doing the inside, but don't tackle the outside! I am still all over the idea of ordering the Star Shower, just not gotten around to it yet!

Dec 20, 2015 09:05 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Sam Shueh-Thanks for the advice. I need to get a tripod just don't think about it til I am taking the photos.

Michael Jacobs -I would imagine they are really decked out in your area. I saw a LOT of Christmas at Pigeon Forge that I will share this week.

Dec 20, 2015 09:08 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 -I used to decorate more so for me the star shower is great. I was never a outside the house decorator.  Maybe next year I will do more inside. I bet your new ranch is decorated up beautifully as I am sure your old home on Fishhawk Lake home was.

Dec 20, 2015 09:11 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon- I'm not that good with night pictures but yours came out much better than most that I take.  I don't do as much decorating as I used to ... and my reason would prbably fall in the lazy category. 

Dec 20, 2015 10:56 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

The nightshot setting brought the light out pretty good Sharon. You are becoming quite the photographer.

Dec 20, 2015 11:15 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Kathy Streib -I have a llot of trial and error with my photos but even more so with night shots. The one thing with this one that made a difference vs ones I take on vacation is I can see more clearly by seeing them on my computer than I can on the camera and with it being across the street vs across the country is I could go back and try again.

Gary Woltal -I agree it did. Not sure why one night setting caused blurriness though and the other one didn't.

 

Dec 20, 2015 11:36 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Sharon, I have five Laser lights on the outside of my house. I just love them.  We also have them on some trees, and really like the look. I like your neighbors decorations.

Dec 20, 2015 11:37 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® -I bet it is spectacular. I love the look on the tree too and it would be better with another on it. Might get more next year. Yes the neighbors display is a definite standout on our short street.

Dec 20, 2015 11:43 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sharon Lee. I bought a laser light over a year ago and have it my backyard year round. From my bed I can see the lovely little green lights and it makes me happy.

Dec 20, 2015 11:28 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Sharon Lee  It is hard to get a good shot at night .  I was looking at some of the homes decorated in your photos beautiful

Dec 21, 2015 12:18 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

How pretty. I wouldn't mind having that across the street!

Dec 21, 2015 12:34 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

How nice to get that view across the street during the holidays. Thanks so much for sharing it with us, Sharon. It is tough to get decent night photos. Hope to take a photog class soon and learn. ;)

Dec 21, 2015 01:15 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Sheila Anderson -That is awesome. Maybe I should do that

Hannah Williams -It sure is. Those decorations are all from one home

Sharon Tara -It is quite a sight to behold.

Debb Janes -It truly is. I can enjoy it with all the work. You are welcome. Glad I finally got a clear shot. I need to learn more too as with my traveling I want to get as many clear shots as possible

Dec 21, 2015 05:23 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

It is really neat. TY 

Dec 21, 2015 05:31 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Sheila Anderson -Thank you and I agree

Dec 21, 2015 07:16 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Sharon...I love both of your pictures and these will work great for the contest. Although I would like to see your star shower on the maple and woman cave. 

Dec 21, 2015 07:19 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Debbie Laity -Thank you I will try again if the weather cooperates but it is a rainy forecast.

Dec 21, 2015 07:29 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Sharon...I'm back to hear about the Star Shower again. I love the idea of this, but I haven't tried it yet. 

Jul 06, 2016 12:23 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -I love mine. So easy and so pretty. 

Jul 06, 2016 09:54 PM

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