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Christmas Street 1

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 23 December 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Every year in December most of the houses in this one area of Burnham decorate the outside of their houses, as people stop to look round they are asked if they would like to give a small donation which is then given to local charity's. In the first week of December they raised 470 pounds

Canon EOS 500D 1/40 second F/5.0 ISO 1250 33 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Really beautiful decorations. A good idea to raise money for charity.

Nice composition.

23 Dec 2011 5:32am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A beautiful neighbourhood.

23 Dec 2011 5:48am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

There used to be a house that decked itself out the same way round here. After a few years the owner was given some sort of ASBO/Cease and Desist/Breaking the peace order, as his neighbours were fed up with all the traffic. I never know what to think about these displays..Harmless fun? Christmas OCD? The Gypsy gene expressing itself?

23 Dec 2011 7:06am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nicely exposed Doug. J still bunged up ............will publish a bulletin on the palace gates later in the day...........ta !!! :-)

23 Dec 2011 8:33am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

ça m'impressionne cette passion de lumières

23 Dec 2011 8:58am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice splendid shot
have a lovely weekend

23 Dec 2011 9:04am

narcissus from Iran, Iran

looking so dreamy this place...I like the framing...

23 Dec 2011 9:28am

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

Wow wow wow, I´m glad you show us this funny/great christmas decorations.
Very Merry Christmas to you from Nilla

23 Dec 2011 9:47am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wow, what a gorgeous street Doug!

23 Dec 2011 10:09am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful night shot .

23 Dec 2011 10:11am

Sebastien from Geneva, Switzerland

Really nice picture of Christmas decorations! They seem to be powered by the solar panels on the roof?

23 Dec 2011 10:44am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Merry Christmas!

23 Dec 2011 11:01am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

das sieht sehr gut.
Wünsche auch Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins Jahr 2012.

23 Dec 2011 11:33am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,old West Wales boy., Germany

Fantastic idea,fantastic street !!

23 Dec 2011 12:04pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

feliz navidad

23 Dec 2011 12:29pm

tatar@y from France

Magnifique et utile ...
Superbe capture des lumières.)

23 Dec 2011 1:22pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Wow! And, here I was thinking that we commercialized Americans had a "lock" on this kind of decoration. That having been said, I actually have fun doing a somewhat more "toned-down" version of this and I think this neighborhood here loks beautiful, Doug. Bottom line - whatever makes folks happy ;-) I hope that you and yours have the happiest of Christmases, Doug...Wishing you ALL the best - Cheers - Denny Jump

23 Dec 2011 1:25pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Gorgeous, and what a fantastic way to raise money for charity. Excellent shot Doug!

23 Dec 2011 1:53pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Each house arranged and decorated. with colored lights ... Christmas encourages citizens now make life sweet and pleasant ... Precious friend! Best regards and Merry Christmas... Adela

23 Dec 2011 3:50pm

Dan from Quartz Hill, United States

Nice Touch Doug..

23 Dec 2011 3:54pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful !

23 Dec 2011 4:07pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This shot is an excellent capture of these Christmas lights. I like the twilight moment you chose too. Very well done.

23 Dec 2011 4:15pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This shot is an excellent capture of these Christmas lights. I like the twilight moment you chose too. Very well done.

23 Dec 2011 4:15pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I'm glad to see the one with the most lights also has solar panels :)

23 Dec 2011 4:16pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wow, what a beautiful Christmas street

23 Dec 2011 4:36pm

franz from Baden, Austria

one may think what one may about this "american" way of decorating for christmas, but the overall effect is quite spectacular sometimes ... here, for instance!
a very happy christmas to you and yours, doug!

23 Dec 2011 5:37pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

These houses are certainly eye-catching ... and charity benefits from it, that's great:-)
Great capture, Doug!

23 Dec 2011 7:37pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Beautiful decorations, great christmas shot!!
Love the mood, well done

23 Dec 2011 7:45pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great shot, fantastic display of Christmas lights and what a great idea to collect for charity.
Have a very Merry Christmas!

23 Dec 2011 11:50pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

What a wonderful idea! Beautiful Christmas display!

24 Dec 2011 1:08am

Baldwin from Venezuela

Very nice christmas street decoration!! wonderful picture. Merry Christmas !!!

24 Dec 2011 2:08am

Mandar from Kudal, India

A Joyful Ambiance

24 Dec 2011 3:08am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

These are wonderful; we have them here too, and it always feels great! :OD

24 Dec 2011 6:25am

k@ from Paris, France

Wow, you don't see this in France, terrific ! Merry XMas*

24 Dec 2011 12:58pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

nice exposure - glad to see they have solar panels to generate the juice to power all these lights!

24 Dec 2011 2:25pm

Dan from Quartz Hill, United States

Well Done, again:)

24 Dec 2011 4:12pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom


6 Jan 2012 9:41pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/40 second
ISO 1250
33 mm