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Ocean Park, Maine is a small beach resort village south of Portland and a constitutent part of the town of Old Orchard Beach. Every year in early August, Ocean Park holds an Illumination Night in which houses throughout the small beach resort town string up Christmas lights, people put on small performances, and residents and tourists wander the streets enjoying the sights and sounds.

One of the most popular activities is lighting candles and placing them in small holes dug on the beach; these candles can be lit in remembrance, prayer, or just out of a sense of fun and beauty. This was my first time at Illumination Night, and though I tried hard to fully capture the magic of all of those candles flickering, casting their light on the bowls of sand surrounding them, this is the only shot that really came close. It is basically untouched; merely cropped from the original with a couple ghost images from the candle glow cloned away.

This will be my last shot for a week or so - I'm heading to New Mexico and Colorado, neither of which I've ever visited. Looking forward to sharing some of the sights when I get back!

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Viewed: 1986
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Additional Photos by Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511)
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