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Christmas Lights by Chappy

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Taken at Shore Acres, OregonShore Acres was where Louis Simpson, the founder of North Bend, built both his mansions. The first was destroyed by fire. The second was pulled down by the State of Oregon after WW II to save the cost of maintaining it.
Simpson’s famous gardens are preserved within the park and are available for viewing during park hours. During the holiday season, the garden comes alive with over a quarter of a million lights and refreshments in the Gardener’s Cottage.

Simpson Cove is a short walk south from the gardens. Most of the garden is wheelchair accessible.

This is one of three state parks southwest of Charleston, the others being Cape Arago State Park and Sunset Bay State Park

Camera used Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
lens Canon 18-55mm
monopod and remote release were used

Image was sharpened using FREE DOWNLOAD PICASA 3

focal length 50.0mm
exposure 13.000’s
aperture F/22.0
ISO 1600


acres, lights, shore


  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    this is just wonderful Fred, so very festive.x

  • Thank you Catherine….you would have to be there to get the full effect of this place.

    Fred x

    – Chappy

  • PapasGirl
    PapasGirlover 4 years ago

    christmas are always so cheerful, like a welcoming note…Merry Christmas

  • Thank you papasgirl…..Merry Christmas to you too

    – Chappy

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 4 years ago
    They are the best lights yet, Fabulous image!!!
  • thank you biddumy…this is just a fraction of what we saw here..

    – Chappy

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Awesome Chappy :)))

  • thank you Flowers….Shore Acres is an awesome place to visit..not only for the lights but just to watch the ocean waves crash onto the cliffs nearby

    – Chappy

  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 4 years ago

    Great capture Chappy.. had a lot of fun down there. despite the extreme cold.

    Di xoxo

  • Thank you Sweetie….we did have fun, and yes it was *%##@ cold there.

    Fred xoxo

    – Chappy

  • Chuck Gardner
    Chuck Gardnerover 4 years ago
    Looks like a gingerbread house all deck out, Chappy; Great capture!…My friend…


  • Many thanks Chuck…the house is a beauty all decked out….Im sure you have been there….if not, it sure is worth the trip to the coast to see it.


    – Chappy

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • You are welcome Cee and Chris

    – Chappy

  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS you have been featured in The Budget Photography Group

  • Many thanks for the feature Di…it is appreciated

    Fred xoxo

    – Chappy

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Your welcome.:)))

  • ;-)

    – Chappy

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    A wonderful capture Chappy.

  • many thanks Don

    – Chappy

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