Monday, December 9, 2013

The Night Alight

Like moths attracted to a porch light, we were likewise drawn last week to the 'Alight at Night' festival at Upper Canada Village, a reconstructed town that replicates life as it was in the mid-1800s. It's hard to imagine how long it took to string up the almost 1 million lights that illuminate the village during this season of light.

It was certainly impressive as we toured the village on a horse-drawn wagon, and enjoyed a ride on the riotously-festooned train.

Hop aboard.

[since there would have been no opportunity to deploy a tripod, these are hand-held using my trusty $92 50mm f1.8 lens - a must have in every camera bag]






"No, I am NOT tired !  Why do you ask ?"


24 comments:

Scott said...

Wonderful. I love Christmas lights. That last photo made me sleepy . . . how cute.

Kirsti said...

Oioi, paljon joulun tunnelmaa :) Söpö lapsi. On teilläkin paljon lunta. Mukavaa joulunodotusta :)

Our photos said...

Nice are your photos!

MARTY said...

oh là là, comme c est beautiful tout ça Rick ! alle these lights in the dark winter night ! amazing train !!
thank you for your bisous, here mine for you and the mignon little garçon!
un très joli post !

biebkriebels said...

Mooi Rick, leuk dat iedereen zijn eigen huis zo versiert, dat geeft wat licht in de donkere dagen.

imac said...

Pure Magic.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
My Friend

Muffy's Marks said...

Oh my, what a treat. The lights are fantastic...Christmas card perfect!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, these are beautiful photos of the Christmas lights. The train looks amazing. That would be fun to see.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Beautiful.... Just awaiting christmas

weekend et coup de brosse said...

ce sont de superbes décorations sur ces maisons!
Bonne semaine - Cath.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful scenes. It is almost magical.

Dieneke said...

Zulke plaatjes zul je bij ons niet snel kunnen maken...wat een sfeer!!!

Stephanie said...

Great series of shots.

Seijastiina said...

Wonderful ♥
Very beautiful photos.

darlin said...

Wow, what a beautifully lit up place... a joy to see. It's starting to feel a whole lot like Christmas, and now I'm thinking if this community can string up that many lights it's about time I got outside and did mine! lol

Even without a tripod your shots are stunning Rick!

Cristina said...

Wow ma quanti colori e luce!!! la prima poi è eccezionale…bello vedere così tanti luci nel periodo di Natale…mi piace anche la foto del bambino, ha uno sguardo intenso…complimenti, ciao Cri : )

ladyfi said...

Wow - that's a lot of lighting. Awesome shots.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias....
Cumprimentos

Helma said...

Hoi Rick,
wat zal dat een prachtig gezicht geweest zijn. Hier in Nederland kennen we wel verlichtingen maar niet zo uitbundig als bij jullie. Echt prachtig om te zien en dat treintje vind ik echt fantastisch!

Groetjes, Helma

Katherine said...

Hi Rick,
Your Christmas lights photos are magnificent! It would have been a magical evening. Event he train was lit up...so beautiful! Kath

S. Etole said...

Truly impressive sight. Looks like you have an abundance of snow as well.

Halinka said...

Cudowne zdjęcia!!!!! Pozdrawiam serdecznie

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Rick, not sure if I ever told you this or not...but the name of your blog, All Nature Sings? Those are words in one of my favourite hymns, "This is my Father's World". :)

Cheri said...

These pictures were stunning! Thanks for sharing.