Monday, December 21, 2009

Hundreds of illumated balls

Hundreds of illumated balls, originally uploaded by nzcjs.
Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand is home to one of the Telecom Trees. It's a cone of light that is constantly changing colours. The cone at the top opens and closes to show a star shape or complete the conic shape of the tree. It's quite wonderful.

Bean bags are provided for you to sit or lie underneath the tree and gaze up to better enjoy the light show.

The balls of light are constantly changing both colour and intensity to provide a variety of effects so those bean bags are really quite handy.  The image to the left shows the balls.  All the colours of the rainbow appear and it's quite impressive.

I didn't take a tripod as I thought it'd just get in the way; there's quite a few people milling around and admiring the tree.  I used my 18-200mm zoom and set the camera to ISO 800.  I had no idea what to expect and this zoom lens is a great "jack of all trades" and avoids the need to carry lots of lenses.

There's a few more pictures of the tree here, here and here.

So, if you're anywhere near Ponsonby ... and it's dark, I'd recommend you check it out.

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