|picture number||>||D011 151205 T1664|
|date taken||>||December 5, 2015|
|location||>||Grand Ledge, Michigan|
|original dimensions||>||3264 x 2448 pixels|
|original file size||>||2.10 MB|
|1600 x 1200 file size||>||481 KB|
The GL Holiday Traditions Tour happens about this time each year here. I had never taken any photos of the event, nor even been on it, so in 2013 I spoke with Marilyn Smith, and offered to take pictures of every stop on the tour. That saying "be careful what you volunteer for" led to a yearly duty through the year 2016. The starting point is always at the Opera House where, in addition to lovely Christmas Trees being displayed, they pull out the organ to delight visitors with some music.
If your screen resolution is 800x600 pixels (as I use), you should be able to get a better view by pressing the F11 key on your keyboard. Pressing the F11 key a second time returns your screen to normal.
This william's picture of the week page had been under consideration for a while when I finally decided to put it together. As I was working with my images, and one would strike my fancy, I often knew it could be a long time before the photo might make it into one of my website pages, if ever, and from those moments the idea for this page was born. One of my concerns, which delayed doing this page, was the need to update it regularly. Traveling out of town, or just getting busy with other demands, can become an issue which prevents me from having time for my website work. So, the term "of the week" is used loosely. I will endeavor to make it so, but at times, a picture could run for as many as three weeks. I have chosen Thursday as the usual day of the week photos will change because it is rarely a travel day for me. Your best bet would be to add this page to your favorites, so you can easily check. And please, share the link with your friends and family. For sheer lack of time, I do not place my photography anywhere else on the Internet.
Each time a change is made, the new picture will be uploaded with the same "WOW" file name as the previous image. The net result is that the older one is replaced and gone (note: you will need to change the file names if you wish to save more than one). These two pages are the only spot in the entire wsharing site where I use image files that are this large (except the single 724 x 543 image on the last page). Normally I reduce dimensions and quality levels until pictures are around 50 KB or less, to allow pages to open quickly (including backgrounds where I often trade quality for dimensions). These larger photos will not be archived on this site (see the Scrapbook Photos index for pages with smaller versions of past images used).
The pictures on this page will not always be my very best work. Like with everybody else, the mood of the moment will influence my choices, so explore the rest of the site. There is a lot here to see. You are free to use these photos for personal non-commercial purposes. Usually a size large enough for use as a desktop image, greeting card, or even basic prints, will be available. Get creative . . . use your imagination. Enjoy!
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