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Title: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: Oldboy on November 18, 2012, 11:18:59 PM
Chat Thread

As Christmas is on it's way with the switching on of the Christmas lights then that is this weeks theme - Christmas Lights. It could be Christmas light, Tree lights or even Christmas objects with lights in them. The choice is yours.
 
No PP restrictions.


Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 19th November 2012 to 23:59 Sunday  25th November 2012 .
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 26th Nevember 2012.
Poll will be up Tuesday 27th November 2012.
Winner to be announced Saturday 1st December 2012.

The Rules for the weekly competition are...

By entering you agree to take responsibility to
Post a topic on the Sunday following your declared win
Create an entries thread
Create a chat thread
Create a poll for that weeks comp and declare the winner on the Saturday
(if for any reason there is a problem and no subject is posted by the winner by Monday night admin will advise second place winner to post the topic asap, do the poll etc)

In case of a tie, the first entry posted wins.

Photos to be taken during the specified dates, ie Monday xx to Sunday xx

Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59 Monday night
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: Reinardina on November 19, 2012, 09:32:01 AM
Haven't seen proper Christmas lights in Southampton for years! But I'll find something somewhere.
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: Beaux Reflets on November 19, 2012, 09:41:17 AM
None round here yet either
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: SimonW on November 19, 2012, 12:14:25 PM
No lights here yet either. But I think the  nearest big town's Switch-on is scheduled for Saturday so I'm hoping to fit in a visit.
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: michaelb104 on November 19, 2012, 02:21:32 PM
Looks like a trip to the local supermarket, I bet the lights have been up for weeks   :uglystupid2:  :legit:
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: Oldboy on November 19, 2012, 11:25:07 PM
The Christmas lights were switched on in Birmingham Saturday 10th November. I'm sure there must be shops with Christmas lights in the windows or find a local Santa's grotto. They can't be all Scrooge's?  :(
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: Hinfrance on November 24, 2012, 08:10:06 AM
Still nothing here.

They're very much into 'save the planet' even though almost all the electricity is from nukes - so I suspect it's much more related to 'save the lecky bill'. The council have put the street lights up, but I expect that as usual they won't turn them on until about 10th December.
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: SimonW on November 24, 2012, 02:58:35 PM
Local town - oops, sorry, it's recently re-gained the City title - was jam-packed with people today but the lights won't be turned on till 7:45 this evening by which time I'll be elsewhere. And tomorow's forecast is for continuous very heavy rain so I'll probably not get a second chance at this. The one Christmas light I found lit locally will have to do.
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: SimonW on November 24, 2012, 03:22:11 PM
Christmas lights are just about visible here - it might have been a better shot if they'd been lit up.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10222/normal_IMG_3806Rs_medieval_market.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12829&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: Reinardina on November 24, 2012, 03:57:42 PM
Christmas lights are just about visible here - it might have been a better shot if they'd been lit up.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10222/normal_IMG_3806Rs_medieval_market.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12829&fullsize=1)

You had sunshine? If it wasn't raining here, it was deluging!
And Southampton has no 'proper' Christmas light whatsoever. When I read about the mayor 'switching on the lights'he switched them on in two of the shopping malls, not in the streets. But, I have been there yesterday and I went back today to see if I could spot anything useful. Have to sort through the lot to see what I can come up with.
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: Reinardina on November 24, 2012, 05:06:40 PM
As I could only find indoor Christmas decorations, and not, what I call 'proper' Christmas lights, I decided to get the camera out on the bus home and take a few potshots at 'real' lights. In the rain, through a window that constantly steamed up.
Red, white and green lights, classic Christmas stuff!

I've called it Christmas (Shopping De-) Lights for obvious reasons.


(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_Christmas_28shopping_de-29lights_lin_lights.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12830)
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: michaelb104 on November 25, 2012, 09:13:08 PM
A quick one from me, had to fight my way in to the black hole (cupboard under the stairs) to find a set of lights.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10256/normal_xmas_lights.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12833&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: Hinfrance on November 26, 2012, 10:40:36 AM
Nothing from me. Haven't made it into the attic to retrieve any of the Christmas stuff and the municipal lights are still not on.
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: jinky on November 26, 2012, 12:45:36 PM
I`d hoped to get some shots at Budapest christmas market but not many lights there. Managed to get some on my way through Leeds last night though. No eco nonsense here - been on since 8th November! My first trip to see them. Took a load of standard then abstract types so just need to decide which to load up now.
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: Hinfrance on November 26, 2012, 01:19:01 PM
Sligh
I`d hoped to get some shots at Budapest christmas market but not many lights there. Managed to get some on my way through Leeds last night though. No eco nonsense here - been on since 8th November! My first trip to see them. Took a load of standard then abstract types so just need to decide which to load up now.


Slightly OT, but will you be going to post any pictures of said city (not Leeds, seen it) either here or on Flickr?
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: Beaux Reflets on November 26, 2012, 02:09:16 PM
Nothing from me this week as there are no lights up locally and I've been too busy watching the stream  :tup:  rather than going into the loft (as I will have less interest to take shots at Christmas time if I start shooting tree lights too early) ;)

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11049/normal_againsttheflow.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12834&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: jinky on November 26, 2012, 02:11:22 PM
Got a fair number to process but mainly snaps. Not that happy with them really as I finally weakened and got a new compact to travel light Sony hx20vwith £40 cash back. Images looked great on back of screen but flat coming out of it and a little disappointing. Will post up some here and maybe the panorama I`ve already done that is a nice feature.
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: jinky on November 26, 2012, 06:21:16 PM
Went for this one in the end. A bit of delivberate  movement to have the snowman sweeping in. One of our many lampost lights in Leeds
(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10154/normal_D7K_7402.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=12842&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat Thread Weekly Competition 19-25th Nov. Subject - Christmas Lights
Post by: Delamanda on November 26, 2012, 11:20:16 PM
Oh this was a tough one!  I've spent most of the week in various parts of the West country (most of which is underwater) and I think they're all cutting back on spending as there are plenty of Christmas light shapes, but none of them are switched on yet - big light-up on Saturday perhaps or fused due to floodwater getting into the power supply?  So I've had to enter a shot taken earlier in the week when  I was larking about with the lens baby.