Tucson, Arizona ‘Christmas Lights’ in July – Illuminated Year Round

light_color_storyline_cactus_cactus

light_color_storyline_cactus_cactus

arizona_hotel_lights_flash

arizona_hotel_lights

blue_and_white_lights copy

lantern_lizard

lantern_lizard

lantern_quail

lantern_quail

Tucson Christmas lights flickr link

Tucson Christmas lights

tucson illuminated

lit_sailboat_george_washington_painting_2

Here’s the link to a bunch of pictures.

Bare with me in terms of the quality of the photographs. Some have managed to capture the essence, whereas others fall way short of what my eyes were seeing, because of the equipment (and lack of it) that I’m using. I mainly want to reveal that here in Tucson the ‘Christmas lights’ that I saw perusing around streets on my bicycle all over town in February, are still here in July. Tucson citizens and businesses have this creative decorative flair for their homes and businesses and downtown areas that are lit up, all year round. I love it. The most enchanting thing I found one evening, was a huge tree that looked like a fairyland with green laser pointed lights shining onto all of its branches. My camera just can not capture this, too bad. I’m using a Canon camera that is holding on and doing its best. And I’m doing my best without a tripod and all of the functionality of a fully working camera, with no special lenses. So I wince when I see a shot, take it, and it just barely captures in the darkness, what my eyes are seeing. In fact, I notice that in the viewfinder of the camera, the lights look more bright and then upon snapping the photo, it promptly dims. I’m also using an android phone for some shots that seems to function better for the dark shots, yet is obviously much grainier in texture, less dpi than the Canon.

 

arizona_hotel_cactus_lit

arizona_hotel_lights_flash_

illuminated_tree_branches_closeup

illuminated_tree_branches_closeup

people have a permanent giraffe almost full size

blue_and_gold_streams_dancing

illuminated_churchyard_

tucson_inn_white_lit_trees_

corner_wall_dinosauer_closup

corner_wall_dinosauer_closup

corner_wall_dinosauer_nature_theme

closeup of tile art

lit house with tile piece

lantern_lizard_sculpture

lantern_closeup

red_lights

blue_and_white_lights copy

lights

restaurant_lights

illuminated_tree_branches_bench

lantern_horse_

lantern_indian_flute_player_echo

lantern_indian_flute_player_echo

lantern_indian_flute_player

lantern_lizard

lantern quail

lantern_quail

lights_treeline_2

 

 

golden_shine_sidewalk

illuminated_tree_branches_ttree_base

glass_lantern_green_trim

christmas_tree

lights_front_of_house

white_lights_cluster_porch

 

 

light_color_storyline_cactus_1

light_color_storyline_cactus

light_color_storyline_cactus_cactus

light_color_storyline_cactus

light_color_storyline_shotting_star_planets

light_color_storyline_shotting_star_planets

illuminated_tree

lanterns_gate

majestic_3_palms_lit

cactus_illuminated_colored

lined_tree_white_lights

cactus_illuminated

red_floating_lights

blue_pearls

green_laser_tree_colored_string_lights._blurr

green_laser_tree_colored_string_lights

illuminated_tree

illuminated_tree

restaurant column lights, Tucson, Arizona

restaurant_light_column

Carol Keiter blogger and photographer shiny in the above 100º temperatures

Carol Keiter blogger and photographer shiny in the above 100º temperatures

PayPal Donate Button

Carol Keiter aka nomadbeatz welcomes donations for her writing, photography, illustrations, eBook & music composition