Shooting in the Dark

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

I realize that the holiday season is long gone, but I was so happy with these photos that I just had to share them with you.

Betsy and I went to the Candlelight Christmas event at Biltmore last December. We didn’t take our big cameras, but I used my iPhone to take pictures as we approached and then toured the house. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the outdoor night photos, but I think they came out pretty well. The picture above is of the big lighted tree on the lawn in from of the Biltmore house.

We were early for our entrance to the house, so when we got off the bus from the parking area we walked away from the house so we could see both the tree and the house. The lights gave a nice, warm glow to the scene.

There was some snow on the ground, but there had been a couple of days of warm weather so there was not much left. We walked on the lawn to get closer to the tree, but were happy to get back to the walkway as we got closer to the house.

We got a good look at the front of the house as we approached the line to get in. Our candlelight visit to Biltmore had gotten off to a very good start.

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8 Responses to “Shooting in the Dark”

  1. Jeevan Says:

    You captured the scenes so well from different angles and level! Spectacular lighting

  2. Betsy Says:

    Wow, Honey…. Those are TERRIFIC. Those are the BEST pictures I have ever seen of Biltmore at Night…. Wow Wow Wow…


  3. Dayphoto Says:

    Gosh! You did an outstanding job!

  4. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    These are wonderful! Is there a nighttime setting on your iPhone?

  5. M.B. Henry Says:


  6. rhiebert Says:

    Beautiful scenes. I find that in low light my phone often gives more pleasing results than the camera.

  7. Linda G. Says:

    Beautiful night photos

  8. Sartenada Says:

    Gorgeous photos George- I do love all of them. The only Biltmore, which I know was a hotel in New York, when I visited there in the 70s. Thank You sharing these photos with us.

    Have a good day!

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