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Christmas lights Johnson City Texas by Wes Odell

May 2022 - Christmas lights Johnson City Texas

May 2022 - Wes Odell


About the Image(s)

This is the County Seat and the home of President
Lyndon B. Johnson, so they get a lot of tourists and
they're pretty proud of their little town. The Rural
Electric Association (Publ Utility) is home based here
and every year they place an enormous number of
lights on their grounds. This image shows a horse
and carriage. Converted with Nik SilverEfex, Classic
Portrait Hollywood. Different?

9 comments posted

Lynne Hollingsworth   Lynne Hollingsworth
Your choice of converting this image to monochrome works well here. After converting, the horse looks as though it's turning. We have a similar show here with Florida Power and Light putting on quite a display at the botanical gardens. A southern tradition for sure.   Posted: 05/04/2022 19:35:31
Wes Odell   Wes Odell
Thanks for the nice comment.   Posted: 05/10/2022 10:04:55

Diana Magor   Diana Magor
This works both in colour and in mono. It would make a good Christmas card for next year. There's even a space for seasonal words bottom right. You could play with the colours -make the tree lights red? We have a lot of Christmas light even in our small town, paid for by the residents who donate money, and the business owners as well. We have gradually been increasing the number of lights, all along the main road so it looks fabulous. I keep meaning to go out and take some photos and every year I suddenly realise it has ended. So lazy of me!   Posted: 05/05/2022 05:32:24
Wes Odell   Wes Odell
I like the idea of coloring the lights, but how does that work?
Good idea.
thanks   Posted: 05/10/2022 10:05:51
Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
I played with them in Photoshop with Hues and Saturation. I could not get a true red.   Posted: 05/10/2022 21:18:48
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Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
This is such a fun subject. Well done.
We have several large regional parks here in the DC area suburbs, and they feature such displays every Christmas. This year one was a walking tour, but my wife and I chose a different one that had a driving tour.   Posted: 05/07/2022 17:46:43
Wes Odell   Wes Odell
Nothing like the electric utility company to come up with an idea like this for their community. It actually got legs and as a result the Courhouse Square is also nicely lit.
  Posted: 05/10/2022 10:07:08

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Going to monochrome really cleans up the image. A nice and unusual Christmas image.   Posted: 05/10/2022 10:04:59
Wes Odell   Wes Odell
The entire area must cover a couple acres. There are people walking around in this image but I darkened and cloned them out. It's actually life sized.
  Posted: 05/10/2022 10:08:21


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