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Lights for Peace | by Anthony L. Solis
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Lights for Peace

From Five hundred, 15,000,000 candle power spotlights lit the night along three miles of the Santa Cruz, CA coastline. The “Night-Light” creators hope to bring together community to illuminate the message of peace. Artist and SCICA Co-Director Kirby Scudder along with hundreds of volunteers from the community turned on the 500 lights at 9 p.m. for one hour in the communal celebration of peace.


These spotlights -- weighing 14 pounds each and totaling 7000 pounds -- were placed every 30 feet winding their way down West Cliff Drive and ended at Pacific Avenue. The project involved 200 volunteers manning the lights.


Me: The lights were actually not that bright. As you can see from my images, they lit the sky, but the beams were not that powerful. I tried to make sure to get the beams exposed correctly, but not at the expense of over-exposing the image. Also, focusing was very tough, so some of the images may be soft.

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Taken on September 21, 2006