On December 7, 2020, around 8:15 PM this long exposure was created. This Christmas Tree was located at the State Capital Complex. It was very cold that evening and the streets were empty but they were decorated so beautifully, it reminded me of a Hallmark Christmas movie. My photo assistant, Amanda, helped me with this shot. Afterwards, we enjoyed a delicious dinner at The Sturges Speakeasy. Thank you Harrisburg!
On December 5, 2019, around 9:00 PM this long exposure was created. This Christmas Tree was located on Hamilton Street in front of the BB&T Bank building. I love how the building in the background (PPL Global) had a tree of lights in the windows and I love the amount of twinkle in the tree. Afterwards, my friend Betty Jo (who assisted with the shot) and I enjoyed a very palatable dinner at Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works since the Christmas Tree was across the street from the brewery. Thank you Allentown!
On December 3, 2018, around 8:15 PM this long exposure was created. This Christmas Tree was located on 7th Street near the Monroe County Courthouse. After photographing, I always visit a local food establishment to support the town, especially when I travel. This evening I decided to have dinner at Newberry’s Yard of Ale. Their food and beverages were delectable. Thank you Stroudsburg!
On December 2, 2017, around 8:22 PM this long exposure was created. This Christmas Tree was located at the Mauch Chunk Station near Josiah White Park. Afterwards, my friend Julia (who assisted with the shot) and I enjoyed a mouth-watering dinner at Molly Maguires Pub & Steakhouse. I loved the town of Jim Thorpe during Christmas, there’s twinkle everywhere! Thank you Jim Thorpe!
On November 28, 2016, around 7:36 PM this long exposure was created. This Christmas Tree was located at Penn Square, in front of Fulton Bank. I was blown away from all the twinkle in Lancaster. The tree was magnificent and to witness all of the other trees covered in lights made it a super magical experience! Afterwards, I enjoyed a meal by myself at Lancaster Brewing Company. Thank you Lancaster!
On December 4, 2015, around 8:22 PM this long exposure was created. This Christmas Tree was located on East Church Street between the Library and City Hall. Honestly, I was expecting more from a Christmas Tree in Bethlehem of all places. I’m not a fan of how the lights are displayed on the tree. It looks like a pickle and not a Christmas Tree. Afterwards, I met up with my friend Trievel at Rippers Pub for tasty adult beverages and edibles. We had a great time and shared positive vibrations. Thank you Bethlehem!
On December 8, 2014, around 8:12 PM this long exposure was created. This Christmas Tree was located at the Lackawanna County Courthouse. In my opinion, there is a certain way to light a Christmas Tree. Trees are more magical when the lights are zig-zagged throughout each branch in a circular fashion from bottom to top. Scranton’s scene was very nice and close to home. This trip, I didn’t treat myself to dinner or drinks, so I decided that evening to always make sure that I added the experience of dinner to all of my future photo shoots for the Christmas Tree series. Thank you Scranton!
On November 30, 2013, around 12:57 AM, this long exposure was created. This Christmas Tree was located at the center of town on South Carlisle Street and West Baltimore Street in front of BB&T Bank. I fell in love with this tree. It was mesmerizing to witness all the twinkle from the tree and the town. At the time I was dating Jeremiah and he assisted me with this photograph. I wanted to photograph late night, this way there would be less traffic on the road. Interesting fact, a car came close by while I captured this long exposure, for a moment I thought the car was going to hit me. You can see the red tail light trails in the image by my Happy Holidays light painting. Afterwards, Jeremiah took me to a local pub in town since his hometown of Mercersburg is a “dry town”. We had a fun time that evening. Thank you Greencastle!
On December 20, 2012, around 12:26 AM this long exposure was created. This Christmas Tree is located on the Public Square Park. This was my first time photographing a Christmas Tree at night and adding light painting to the photograph. I wasn’t sure what to expect and how it would come out. I didn’t use a flashlight for this image, I wasn’t sure that it would be powerful enough, plus in 2012 that was when I first started light painting. It was all so new to me. My friend Staush let me borrow lights that he had from doing lighting and sound for bands and live shows. Thank you Staush for assisting in the vision of the beginning of this awesome series! Thank you Wilkes-Barre, your twinkle is fantastic and you are home to me!