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A Small Town Christmas by AreteEirene A Small Town Christmas by AreteEirene
The Newark, Ohio, Courthouse, all decked out for the winter holidays this year. :xmas:

We went down for the lighting ceremony today, and hung around afterward to take some pictures. This is two shots stitched together in Photoshop Elements. Not the best output, but I can't get my other program to handle the exposure blend correctly. Oh well :shrug:

I love that Newark still does this; they have a drive every year to raise the money for the electric bill.
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:iconmistresskurumi:
MistressKurumi Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I miss you! :tighthug:
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner May 16, 2012   Photographer
:glomp:
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:iconmistresskurumi:
MistressKurumi Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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fotografka Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your photo has been feature here: [link] :)
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011   Photographer
Thank you :xmas:
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Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Wish the courthouse in Athens would do this too... Probably get vandalized a bit by the drunks, but it'd be a sweet sight. Any idea how long it takes them to put all that up?
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010   Photographer
I'm not sure how long it takes to set up, but I do know they raised about $17,000 last year to pay for the electric bill. :lol:
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:iconfritzchen-26:
Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
:noes: And I thought our apartment's $140/month electric bill was high!
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010   Photographer
They have fundraising drives every year to help pay. It's worth it, though. :D If you're not too far away I highly recommend driving up one night and strolling around.
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Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Sadly, I am this year; back home in VA for a while. But that just means I go to DC to see the ginormous tree on the Ellipse. :D
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010   Photographer
That sounds awesome. :love:
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Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
It's quite the sight, though I'd like to go to NYC sometime and see how the one at Rockefeller Center compares. I think theirs might be bigger.
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mishkuu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010   Photographer
Thanks :D
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gunslingergal Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
That is a very pretty picture.The real thing is much prettier.It is nice to see the courthouse all lite up from some of the hills around the city.
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010   Photographer
Thank you :)
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Hellraidgr Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the colors : )
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Photographer
Thank you :D
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the-square-root-of-3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010   Photographer
those colors look awesome
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010   Photographer
It was so pretty this year. :love:
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SpunkOnAStick Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Writer
Wow, that is quite the display of lights! Looks like a pretty cool building, too.
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010   Photographer
It pretty much towers over everything else in town; it's quite a nice old courthouse. :D
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sereogamax Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
So bright! Aliens may notice it
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010   Photographer
:lmao: Maybe!
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
Well done! :)
I like the colorful ellumination.
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009   Photographer
Thank you! It's very pretty in person. :love:
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:iconnightcitylights:
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
Merry Christmas! :santa:
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009   Photographer
Merry Christmas to you, too! :iconsantalaplz:
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:iconannzie1991:
annzie1991 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Wow, hell... So THIS is causing the global warming.. But it's nice anyway:)
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Aderet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
Lovely shot
Very well done !!

Raz *Aderet
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Photographer
Thank you :)
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Maarel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's cool)
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009   Photographer
Thanks! :manhug:
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LeftWingDuck Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
geez they would need a fundraiser...man that's bright!
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009   Photographer
I believe the goal was $17,000. They must have made it, since they got them up again this year. :XD:
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LeftWingDuck Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy cow!
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Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
OOOH! PRETTY! :iconilikeitplz:
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009   Photographer
Thanks :D
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BonzaiRen Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Lol, I love lighting ceremonies :D We go to see the Plaza Lights turning on in Kansas City every year XD
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009   Photographer
It was much better this year than the last time we went a few years ago. :D
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shebeast2 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
XCELLENT

love ur dp hehe xx
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009   Photographer
Thank you :)

What's dp? :confused:
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:iconshebeast2:
shebeast2 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
welcomes xx

ur display pic hehe xx
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009   Photographer
Ah, my avatar? :giggle: It's MINE! :iconmineplz:
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shebeast2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
aye a frikkin looove tht it hilarious lol
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boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
uh-uh now! that's so ghetto.:laughing:
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009   Photographer
No ghetto around here. =P Our poverty is more of a redneck variety. :paranoid:
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boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
still a ghetto by any other name.:laughing: you just gotta laugh at that though, a pledge drive so the city can pay the electric bill?:lmao:
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009   Photographer
It's just a little city of about 35,000, so there isn't much extra revenue. I'd much rather them have a drive than, say, install traffic cameras like the next town over did. Another local small town had a levy on their last ballot just to keep the street lights on. Money is very tight this year. :noes:
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boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
yeah with everybody thanks to the morons running this country and the world str8 to hell with their "govt. bailouts". how in the hell is giving BILLIONS of dollars to greedy ceos who created their own problems "good for the economy"? when that shit happened last year i knew things would get worse, but you know what pisses me off more? how amerikkkans don't do shit but LET IT HAPPEN. they sit around and watch some dumb-ass reality t.v. show and get fat off of junkfood then complain about shit like they didn't see it coming. people would be rioting, striking and raising a rukus to they hyphy degree in a foreign country, but not in the good ol' u.$. of a., no siree........:angered:
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