Yea I know, I sharpened them beyond where they should be so they aren't so blurry on Facebook.. I should just figure out what size facebook is and sharpen them, upload, then delete then do my regular 33% pictures like those.
Anyways, got a tip for you guys, if you plan on taking pictures of Christmas lights, bundle up!
Make sure you have gloves too, I went to downtown Dahlonega last night, and took some pictures of the Christmas lights, which I landed up being disappointed with not only because what I went through to take them, but how they came out. My hands nearly froze off, and took several hours for them to thaw back out.
I also landed up going to the top of the mountain near my house, which was a 15 worthless minute drive up a nice mountain course. It turned out that ontop of that mountain it was 20ish degrees, and had 30mph gusts of wind.
So not only did a tripod not help at all, it was a waste of gas, not fun, and especially cold.
It also landed up being so cold in town that I couldn't even use my tripod anymore, it was a pain in the ass to carry around, and mainly (more so) to set up. I landed up using my fast manual lenses taking hand helds.
I did however get some useful shots of the water reservoir at night.. but those weren't christmas lights.
They're all so bad I'm not even going to upload any.. wasn't a fun experience and I don't plan on doing them again.
Take your wife/girlfriend around to see Christmas lights, enjoy them, have a merry time.. don't take pictures of them, they aren't as good as the real thing lol
Just a tip.
edit- here Don, this should look better on those ultrasharpened ones.