I went to the Global Winter Wonderland at Great America in Santa Clara, California thinking I was going to get a few shots of some cool lights. 200+ shots later, I got some pictures of cool lights. Lots of ’em.

The displays at this show are called lanterns, and technically, I guess they are. Most are steel frames with colored or painted silk stretched over them, and are illuminated from the inside. There is one display made up of tea cups and soupspoons. There are others using light ropes and LEDs. Way cool. There are over fourty large lanterns, some 50 feet high, and/or about 100 feet long. There are also lots and lots of smaller ones.

The hard part for me now is to select just a few to post here at the Bubble. Hope you like my selections. If you would like to see more of them here, visit my Flickr page below and let me know which one, or ones, you would like here.

If you would like to read more about the Global Winter Wonderland, go to:
http://www.globalwonderland.org/2011/magic-lant...

If you would like to see more of my pics from this awesome show, go to my Flickr page at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_wall/sets/7215...

I’ll shoot anything that catches my eye, but I love it when somebody says “I never looked at it that way before” or even just a little “ooooh”. If I can make you stop and say “hmm”, that’s the best. I normally use minimal processing; a little bump in color and/or contrast, maybe a little cropping. But sometimes I just can’t resist the urge to play with an image.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 3 years ago

    Another wonderful find Bob

  • Thanks again Kala

    – Bob Wall

  • myraj
    myrajalmost 3 years ago

    Another great image Bob
    Myra

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Capture Bob.

    Cheers Jude

  • supergold
    supergoldalmost 3 years ago

    wonderful colors

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful … this one reminds me of the Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas !

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