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Brookgreen Gardens Nights Of A Thousand Candles: 11 December 2009   3 comments

Posted at 12:24 am in closing

Well, I suppose it's a bit of a cheat to do a closing for an event that will repeat this weekend, but hey, it's a closing for the 11 December viewing date only.

If you can make it to the coast this weekend (17th, 18th or 19th) the show is well worth your time. The gardens are lit as you see, and there are singers, bagpipers, food and drink.

I took my tripod with me this year, set the aperture to f2.0, the ISO to 80 and let the camera set whatever exposure it liked. Often it worked quite well, other times not so much (these are some of the ones I think did OK). The long exposures mean you can see blurs for people walking by in some pictures. It was supposed to be much warmer on the 12th than the 11th, but it was also supposed to rain, so I went out on the colder night. It wasn't too bad except when I was trying to feel the little buttons on the camera and could not find them at all in some cases!

It's all pictures after the jump.

UDPATE 5 December 2023: Edit post title & tags, add map icon.

3 Responses to 'Brookgreen Gardens Nights Of A Thousand Candles: 11 December 2009'

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  1. Very nice night photography Ted, however when I try to click on the image to see the full resolution version I get the dreaded, "Not Found" page. I"m guessing that's a temporary thing, but wanted to alert you at any rate.

    That little Lumix of yours does a fine job with night stuff. I would say it's a keeper.

    Michael Taylor

    16 Dec 09 at 1:25 am

  2. Arrgh! Operator headspace issue. Fixed now.


    16 Dec 09 at 1:33 am

  3. I HAVE ATTENDED THIS EVENT SINCE THE FIRST ONE. DUE TO FAMILY ILLNESS i HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO ATTEND FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS UNTIL THIS YEAR. TO SAY THE LEST, I WAS DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED IN THE CHANGES MADE. Sculptures were not lit, no choir, paths were dark and hard to walk, "band" was too loud, no floating orbs, part of the garden was walled off, Fountain of the Muses was not lit to show the muses and again it was walled off. It was set up like a people mover. All in All, it was disappointing. The pictures in this display could be considered a bait and switch because they do not depict what it was like. Very dispointing. P.S.No bagpipes.

    Mabelyn Rose Hanks

    11 Jan 24 at 12:24 pm

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