This is the home of Danny and Anne Meikle in the small mining village of Coalburn in South Lanarkshire. It has won acclaim in the past as the best-decorated house in Scotland at Christmastime.
Mr Meikle's display needs to run through two industrial-sized electricity meters as it uses up too much power for a domestic meter - one year, he says, the display melted the main power cable supplying his village. He expects an electricity bill of £4,000 to £5,000 for the Christmas period. However, the couple put on this display for charity and raise well in excess of their electricity costs for charity.
Picture taken this evening from the roadside, converted from RAW in RawShooter Essentials and adjusted slightly in Photoshop Elements 2, resized, sharpened and framed.
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Glint (6171) 2008-01-02 14:30
what would the worls be like without people like Danny and Anne? boring, that's for sure. There is a house similar to this near me too.I like this posting as it makes me smile and you've done a good job with the bright ligts set against the black BG.
graffer (1800) 2008-01-03 3:54
I am a bit lost for words here!
A great capture on your part, the exposure is spot on, letting us see the detail on the FG notice, as well as all the lights set against the pure black BG.
As to the "carbon footprint", I don't think I'll worry about leaving my TV on standby any more.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (22132)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II, Jessops 58mm Skylight 1A
- Exposure: f/3.5
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-02 14:12