Festive Fredericksburg

The weekend before Christmas, I joined other members of The Fredericksburg Area Fresh Start Photography Group for a walk downtown to photograph the holiday decor.

We planned to meet at sunset so we could photograph lights, but I couldn’t wait to get started and capture some of the beautiful sunset light, so this is the first photo I took. If the people in this photo happen to see this post, I’d be happy to send them a copy of the picture. I didn’t speak to them and they didn’t seem to notice me but I’m happy with the picture.

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We all caught some of the gorgeous light on this church before the sun set and the light disappeared.

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Then we walked over to Hurkamp Park to photograph the tree of lights created over the fountain. This is the only Christmas tree bokeh I managed to capture this holiday season, I’m sorry to say.

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At this little cemetery, while the others in the group photographed the tombstones, I acted like the people-photographer I am and photographed them.

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I also tried to photograph the church’s beautiful windows.

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Then we headed over to Market Square. I found some color and interesting texture below my feet.

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And I was attracted to this scene. I like writing, even when it’s graffiti.

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After a while I got tired of carrying my tripod and waiting for long exposures, so I concentrated on window displays.

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Finally, to top of the evening, I finally managed to capture the horse and carriage. It had passed me 3 times!

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These are not the only photos I made, of course!  If you’d like to see all of them, visit my gallery Holiday Decor Photowalk with Fresh Start Photography Club.

Thanks for looking!  Which of the above pictures do you like best?

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