I moved to East San Diego County back in 1999, and each Christmas season since then I have been looking for Santa Claus Lane. There is one house on Santa Claus Lane that is always the most decorated each Christmas. Been that way for 37 years as I understand it. The problem has always been that there is no Santa Claus Lane.
A couple of days ago, though, an online paper explained that Santa Claus Lane doesn’t actually exist. Rather, the City of Lemon Grove designated a small street as Santa Claus Lane because of the house that gets highly decorated each Christmas. The paper was nice enough to include a Google map of the location! Gotta love the Internet!
The owner of the house has announced that this is the last year he is going to do this — he’s 87 and is probably one of the 47% living on Social Security and not paying taxes (that’s political commentary).
Yesterday evening I went in search of the house and Santa Claus Lane. And I found it!
I took those pictures with the my Canon 550D set on Programmed, and hand held since I did not have my tripod with me. The camera chose ISO 4000, 5000, and 6400, which accounts for all the digital noise in the pictures.
This coming weekend I’ll go back with my tripod with the intent of getting some really good pictures without all the digital noise by using ISO 100 and longer exposure times.
Location of Santa Claus Lane:
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