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Holiday Lights in the Rain

holiday lights in the rain

Holiday Lights in the Rain

I had a lovely photo of yesterday’s frosty morning in my back yard, but as the day grew dark early today I passed this ebullient display of holiday cheer on a dark rainy day and decided I had to share it.

This particular little house was once a garage to a huge Victorian home. It not only faces the alley but the narrow porch steps right onto the sunken and undulating bricks of the alley. One would think it wasn’t the choicest place to live, yet I always see children and adults around, lots of toys and talk and play; it seems to be a happy little house. I wasn’t surprised to see this complete selection of holiday decorations.

The shining bricks and puddles in the alley reflect the holiday cheer. Note the homemade Steelers emblem in the left-hand window; no display in Pittsburgh would be complete without it.

I usually associate holiday lights with snow, or at least with a clear cold night, but I also love colorful night photography and especially rainy nights.


4 responses

  1. Meredith

    This photo is amazing, I love it so much… you’re “my kind of photographer”, I’m really lucky that I have found your blog. Thanks for sharing, you’re doing a great job. For how long have you been taking pictures? Are you a profesional?

    February 17, 2013 at 3:21 am

    • Meredith, thanks so much. I’ve been photographing since I bought my first camera in 1983 but most photos were reference shots for paintings, only recently started considering my photos good enough to share and use in my commercial art. These are, for the most part, candid shots of everyday things I see, like this puddle reflecting the Christmas lights. Thanks for visiting here too!

      February 17, 2013 at 1:43 pm

  2. The reflection of the lights on the wet bricks is just so lovely.

    December 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm

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