Thursday, December 13, 2012
Capturing holiday lights on your camera can be a challenge. Get some tips. Photograph your lights. You could win $100,000.
We put up holiday lights to see how pretty they look when it gets dark. You want to capture those lights on your camera, but getting those lights to look right in your pictures can be more of a challenge than you bargained for. Professional photographers have lot of experience and cameras with all sorts of settings that most of us wouldn’t know what to do with. Here are three tips for the amateur photographers out there: Use these tips to take a photograph of your holiday lights. Post the picture to Roswell Patch’s Deck the Halls contest page and you could win $100,000 for your school district. Want to get more technical than that? Here are some other resources for taking holiday photographs.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Here are a few activities we've found going on in the area this weekend.
Take in "A Christmas Carol" that's become a tradition in Roswell or sip some wine to help HomeStretch this holiday weekend. For more information on these and other events click the links below. Roswell: 'Christmas Carol' at Bulloch Hall Drink Wine to Help HomeStretch Smith Family and the Civil War Alpharetta: Family Day in the Teen Center Sunday Worship - C3 Church Johns Creek: Winter Break Camp Cumming: A Magical Night at Lake Lanier Christmas In Cumming Searching For Santa or Looking For Lights?
Take a tour of local holiday lights with Roswell Patch!
Just in case you haven't had a chance to see Roswell all decked out in Christmas lights, Roswell Patch has done the legwork for you. Sit back, sip some eggnog and enjoy this 2011 tour of local lights. And don't forget to enter our Deck the House contest for a chance to win $100,000 for local schools, entries may be made through Dec. 26.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The home improvement giant will reduce the price of its new LED lights sets when customers bring in old sets between Nov. 3-13.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Now that Halloween is behind us, it's time to start thinking of the holidays ahead and all the festive decor that goes with them. To help, Home Depot is holding its fourth annual "Eco-Options Christmas Light Trade-In" program, saving customers money every time they trade out old lights for new. A tiered coupon program will save customers anywhere from $3 to $5 when they bring in their old working or non-working Christmas light strings to be recycled and purchase a new set of energy efficient seasonal light-emitting diodes (LED) string lights. “LED Christmas lights continue to be the growing trend in holiday décor,” said Brad Whited, holiday décor merchant at Home Depot. “Since The Home Depot began selling LED Christmas lights in 2006, the…
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The city will need to disconnect street lights to do upgrade work.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The street lights along Mountain Park Road, near Oakhaven Drive, in Roswell have been temporarily disconnected while crews upgrade the equipment. This disconnection was necessary to ensure the safety of Georgia Power utility crews. Lights are scheduled to be restored Dec. 15, weather permitting. For more information about Roswell transportation improvements, visit Roswell's Cone Zone.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Just in case you haven't seen some of the Holiday Decorating Contestants or city buildings all decked out for the season, Roswell Patch will take you on a tour.
Go on a tour of lights with Roswell Patch right from home. We'll show you some of the Holiday Decorating contestants, as well as one very elegant city hall. You've still got some time to take your own tour of lights through the city, but just in case you can't manage to fit it in, sit back and enjoy!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Avoid the frustrations of holiday decorating with a few simple tips from a local expert.
As the holiday season falls upon us, we pile wood into our fire places and enjoy hot apple cider; we also dig out our holiday decorations from sheds, garages and basements. If you haven't done it already, you've still got time to decorate your home for the holidays. Whether you are planning to double your power consumption this December, or just trying to keep up with the holiday spirit, we asked Roswell expert Terry Kraft of Lawn South for a few holiday decorating tips. There is no magic solution to making your home look great for the holidays, but Kraft says, simple guidelines like following the "architectural outline of the house and roof" when stringing lights will always please the eye. According to Kraft, using lights to accent …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The city's annual Holiday Decorating Contest is underway, once again. Sponsored by Georgia Power, the contest entry deadline was this past weekend so now it's up to the judges - who shall remain anonymous for reasons of impartiality until judging has ended - to decide which homes, businesses and subdivisions are the best in Roswell! Each participant will be evaluated for creativity, originality, thematic elements and overall design quality. Those which receive the highest scores will be awarded prizes, according to Jennie Bushey, special events coordinator for Mayor Jere Wood. Judging began yesterday and will go until Saturday, Dec. 18. To judge for yourself which homes you think are the best, take your own "tour of lights" over the next …
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
We're featuring holiday décor photos and a list of areas or neighborhoods that have been decked out in Christmas lights from now through Christmas Eve. Vote for your favorites and Roswell Patch will crown the best!
It's that time of year again. The time of year where stockings are hung, tinsel is strung (does anyone actually use tinsel anymore?) and houses are outlined in hundreds of beautiful lights. Many families have made it a tradition to drive through neighborhoods known for their holiday décor and still they've only seen a fraction of what's out there. Since it's not possible to see everything, we're making it a little easier to check out all the effort your Roswell neighbors have put in to make this a beautiful holiday season. If you've done any kind of decorating, inside or out, share it with the rest of your community on Roswell Patch. Send pictures of the holiday décor you're most proud of, with your name and any specifics you would like …