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A foggy Christmas at the Billy Graham Library

High ISO images of nighttime Christmas decorations at the Billy Graham Library in the fog.
The Silio at the Billy Graham Library decorated for Christmas
The Silio at the Billy Graham Library decorated for Christmas

Dec. 23, 2009 My family spent a recent evening at the Billy Graham Library to enjoy the wonderful Christmas decorations. My Sony Alpha was welcome, no restrictions on photography, except that flash cannot be used in the exhibit halls.

No problem, I simply cranked the ISO up to 800 and shot without a flash. As I have said in the past, I am usually conservative about ISO, but I enjoyed the freedom that comes with shooting at a high ISO.

The Library featured decorations inside and out, and as an unexpected bonus, there was a heavy layer of fog in the area. I hate driving in fog, but it adds drama and mystery to photos. The mist defused the lights, producing interesting streaks and shadows.

You can visit the Christmas photo gallery here. Let me know what you think.

Wishing all my readers a Merry Christmas and a great 2010!