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Parade of Lights
updated: Dec 10, 2012, 9:14 AM

By Betsy Cramer

The Waterfront Department-sponsored 27th Annual Parade of Lights attracted a large fleet of brightly- decorated yachts, powerboats, SUPs and kayaks, culminating with the Channel Cat who this year had a small boat tail. It was a beautiful windless night with a fine fireworks show. Kudos to all the participants! Apologies for the quality of these photos: as usual, the reality was better.

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Sorry about the blur; here's a picture of the Boat Parade tonight.[pic] (12/10/12)
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A reader watched the Parade of Lights finale from the Riviera. [pics] (12/10/12)
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 COMMENT 352211 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-10 10:30 AM

As a professional photographer and frequent Edhat contributor, I have to say your photos are beautiful and thanks for them!


 COMMENT 352222 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-10 10:47 AM

Thanks for the amazing photos! Really great!


 COMMENT 352225 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-10 10:49 AM

Don't apologize! Those are great photos.


 COMMENT 352328 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-10 01:16 PM

Great photos, thank you for sharing. Being able to shoot moving subjects in low light conditions and keeping everything in focus takes a fair amount of technical skill which you clearly possess. This is a good substitute to actually being there. Well done.


 COMMENT 352467P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-10 04:42 PM

Thank you for these comments, Stace, Dan and fellow random numbered anonymice.

It's odd: I would have gone to the Parade anyway, since I am on the harbor commission, but I probably would not have brought my camera. Last evening, I thought several times of Peter Sklar and Edhat and so snapped away (hand held and, indeed, low light!), came home and selected pictures, hoping they would please. It's been my pleasure to share, whether these or those of the chicken and her chicks last week or quite a few others. The act of sharing has probably meant more to me than the receiving has to the viewers, and so appreciative of Peter's sharing edhat, I was devastated to read this morning's news....

328: being there on that so local event, on the quite warm, windless night was lovely. I am pleased the pictures are a good substitute, but I do often think that the representation of reality does not do fair justice to the reality. It's nice to be wrong. :) -Betsy


 COMMENT 352693P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-11 08:27 AM

Oh, you got a picture of the beautiful serene blue sailboat with the stars!! Yay!


 COMMENT 353089 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-11 08:28 PM

Betsey your images over the years were so inspiring that I felt the desire to contribute to Edhat following your lead. Sharing with the community is what Peter Sklar was all about. I am still trying to process yesterday's sad news as I was also unaware that Peter was so ill. You are a skilled photographer at night as well as the flowers you've shared by day!


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