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Merry and Bright

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 26 December 2018 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Home spotted in Riverside, Illinois. I loved the decoration of the house for its simple elegance. This in comparison to last year's home that was featured for the holiday.

The tree in the center of the yard has a commanding presence as the street wraps around the house and you can see the well-rounded tree wrapped perfectly with the lights. In this view, it looks like it just zig-zags, which is not the case. :-)

Despite experiencing a blizzard in November, the snow did not hang around for the Christmas holiday this year.

Photo captured December 15, 2018.

Sorry for my lack of comments today. I caught a "bug" yesterday and have been sick in bed. Hope to see everyone again soon!

NIKON D7000 1/2 second F/4.8 ISO 800 26 mm

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Superb and nice choice of bw.

26 Dec 2018 5:43am

Ginnie from Netherlands

How delightful, Steve. There's just something about lights a this time of the year!

26 Dec 2018 7:03am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very nice decorated and well lit tree.

26 Dec 2018 9:03am

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

Photo excellente dans son équilibre et sa simplicité

26 Dec 2018 9:09am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautifully lighten up !

26 Dec 2018 9:30am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

It looks like Aladin coming out of his lamp !!!!

26 Dec 2018 9:37am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a magical effect this creates . .

26 Dec 2018 10:14am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Really beautiful illumination.

26 Dec 2018 10:24am

existenceartistique from Angers, France

Bel effet sur cet arbre

26 Dec 2018 11:32am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Lovely in bl-white

26 Dec 2018 11:49am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


26 Dec 2018 12:16pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes makes for a great comparison :)

26 Dec 2018 1:20pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a beautiful shape to that tree, certainly enhanced by the lights.

26 Dec 2018 3:22pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel NB et lumirèe quelle iae et décor suepbe compo
Belle soirée

26 Dec 2018 4:00pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium


26 Dec 2018 6:11pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Elegant indeed! The wonderful B&W adds to this impression.

26 Dec 2018 6:47pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Lovely lighting!

26 Dec 2018 8:25pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is beautiful! I love the black and white!

26 Dec 2018 11:54pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely shot. Hope you are well soon.

27 Dec 2018 1:11am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful in BW !

27 Dec 2018 4:58am

Martine Girard from France

Magnifiques décorations.

27 Dec 2018 5:18am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

There is Christmas. it is easy to see. Great atmosphere.

27 Dec 2018 5:47am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France


27 Dec 2018 7:34am

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magifique prise de vue , Bonne fin d'année

27 Dec 2018 7:56am

willy from Belgium

une très belle illumination Steve

have a nice day

27 Dec 2018 8:05am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Illuminated trees are beautiful in the night and your superb B&W !

27 Dec 2018 11:14am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

it is definitely elegant and so beautifully photographed

27 Dec 2018 3:53pm

omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

very unusual christmas tree, that makes it unique, great light control

27 Dec 2018 5:33pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belles décorations.

27 Dec 2018 6:27pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

It looks better in B&W!

27 Dec 2018 10:04pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I like the tall tree lit all the way to the top

28 Dec 2018 5:03am

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

I see again, it's so beautiful !

28 Dec 2018 11:21am

Remus from Portugal

In black and white the photo looks great.
As Steven mentioned, it's a very elegant decoration.

28 Dec 2018 2:57pm

Devi from Chennai, India

LOVELY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enchanting and magical !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

28 Dec 2018 3:11pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I love that you went with black and white here. Excellent.

28 Dec 2018 4:54pm

@Rick: The color version had too warm of an ambiance with the yellowish lights. I felt the white lights were better. I'm glad that you agreed! :-)

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Wow, what a place! Great night shot, Steven!!

29 Dec 2018 3:58am

yoshimiparis from France

what a fantastic illumination
Good healing and see you soon

29 Dec 2018 7:41am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

This decoration is much more elegant.
B&W is a good option, I think.

29 Dec 2018 3:55pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This is very elegant in black and white.

30 Dec 2018 11:12am

Marité from France

Une décoration sobre mais bien réalisée.
J'espère que tu vas mieux Steven ...
Bonne journée !

30 Dec 2018 11:58am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Bonheur, santé...
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31 Dec 2018 9:33am

London Caller from United Kingdom

Have a good New Year!

31 Dec 2018 10:17am

Anne from France

Beautiful tree!

31 Dec 2018 1:10pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

A very nice evening (31dec) and good luck and health for 2019

31 Dec 2018 3:48pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

A fantastic black and white.
The tree makes it beautiful.
A Happy and healthy new year.

31 Dec 2018 4:13pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Bonne année 2019 tous mes voeux et belle soirée

31 Dec 2018 4:19pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

This is Superb! Thank you, Steven! Happy New Year, sir!

31 Dec 2018 10:29pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

It is always like this at Christmas. Lights and Peace everywhere. Happy year friend...

31 Dec 2018 11:18pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful lights and decorations. Lovely. :)

1 Jan 2019 8:30am