Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Weekend Adventures: Lights of Lisle

Prairie Walk Pond, Lisle, Illinois
Even though we don't have any snow on the ground, it's starting to look a lot like Christmas around here. The Christmas season is in full swing, and the Village of Lisle held its festival over the weekend. I skipped the parade in favor of watching the sun set at Prairie Walk Pond, which was lined with luminarias. Most of my photos were of the blue hour, which I haven't taken many photos of. It was a fun shoot -- I need to do that more often (preferably when it's not freezing outside).

 The village also had a tree-lighting ceremony that evening, and the historic Museums at Lisle Station Park area was open to the public.


Lisle Depot Museum
Wood-turning (I'm working on my portrait skills & thought this one turned out great!)

Heating up the metal in the forge

Blacksmith working the metal on the anvil. I wish I'd had my zoom lens with me to get some closeups of the red-hot metal! Next time! 
If you ever get a chance to visit the museums at Lisle Station Park, do it. The historical buildings are in great shape and you'll feel like you stepped back in history. I learn something new every time I visit.

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