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Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Lite4, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    I agree with James on the photo thing- my photos need help as well. I've talked to a couple of photographers, and they both echo James. A good photography course is worth more than a 5000 dollar camera. I am looking into taking one in the spring at my local University ( ranked preseason #13 by Sports Illustrated? GO HOGS! ).
  2. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 736

    i just started doing the landscaping aspect of lawn care..... i have to say i am glad you guys are not around here!!!!! i would never get any work lol. GREAT JOB, ALL PICS LOOK GREAT!!!!
  3. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    I meant to upload a few shots but my comp. messed up. I'll get em up soon.
  4. NightLightingFX

    NightLightingFX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 580

    Here is a project I did about a month ago. It isn't really artistic lighting, quite simple really. But the picture and the scenery turned out pretty good. Hey Joey these are all Unique fixtures. I used two "Endeavour" BBQ fixtures and two 6" Centaurus fixtures mounted on the river rock pillars.

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  5. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,933

    THAT IS FANTASTIC!! YOu need to enter this in the Photo Of the Month contest NOW!! This is great!!!!! Email me on Monday with this shot and lets get it entered. I would love to send this out to everyone in my next newsletter. I am working on it now to realease on Friday. Weather it wins or not I would love to talk about it and still put it up there!!!

    Keep it up!!

    On another note guys I can help you with your photos. I know some really good camera's in the $500 range that are bassicly point and shoot with a tri pod. On Monday when I am back in the office I will create a thread discussing the cameras and there options.

    I have no particular photography skills! But my pics always turn out pretty good!
  6. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    Very nice Ned!! I am working on a design now with that fixture in mind.
  7. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    Good work ned. Excellent setting.

    Whenever possible I try to keep lights below shoulder level when seated. How is the glare when people are sitting on this job (just curious not degrading) Im not familiar with this fixture directly only in the catalogs. Is the bulb hidden down in the light a bit so its not direct glare ?

    Again im just asking for the sake of knowledge not to discredit or take away from your work. I just always tried to keep the lights lower than shoulder hieght when seated. Especially deck lighting.
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,464

    Looks real nice ned!
  9. Go Halogen

    Go Halogen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102


    What are you using for your dormer lighting?
    Are you adding frosted lenses and what is your typical wattage
    when mounted at the gutter?

    I noticed that you illuminated the entire dormer, not just the peaks.
    Do you worry about light shining into the windows?

    I have a few projects coming up with dormers. I would like to know
    what everyone is using for these situations.


    Go Halogen
  10. NightLightingFX

    NightLightingFX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 580

    To answere your question about glare with these fixtures. As far as walking around they are GREAT. To be honest I didn't think to sit down in a chair and check it out. After doing this job though, I really like the "Endeaver" BBQ fixture. Keep in mind I am not a big fan of area path lights in general and rarely use them. I am using the "Endeavor" on another small project next week.

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