The following images were taken while visiting Peddlers Village. Located around 10 to 15 minuets from New Hope Pennsylvania, Peddlers Village is a real treat at Chrsitmas time. With all the lights and decorations the atmosphere reminds one of a scene from a Charles Dickens novel. All the images were handheld using my Pentax MX1 compact camera in the shutter priority mode.
Another one of my favorite stops at this time of year is Longwood Gardens in Southeast Pennsylvania. Around 45 minutes from Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens is famous for its holiday atmosphere. The impressive display of lights and decorations through out the garden grounds and conservatories make it's easy to get into the holiday spirit.
The images capture during this visit were done so with my Pentax K5IIs. The lenses I choose to use in combination with this camera were the 21mm f/3.2 and 70mm f/2.4 limited prime lenses by Pentax.