Taken 13-Dec-11
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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Foliage
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Keywords:arborvitae, avenue, chopped, madison, shorewood hills, university, wisconsin
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Dimensions3396 x 1704
Original file size4.85 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken13-Dec-11 21:35
Date modified18-Dec-11 22:37
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon PowerShot S95
Focal length6 mm
Max lens aperturef/2
Exposure1/8 at f/2
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
ISO speedISO 1600
Metering modePattern
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Photo-a-day #347: December 13, 2011 - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Photo-a-day #347: December 13, 2011 - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Along University Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin, there are a row of arborvitae trees that line the busy road in an area called Shorewood Hills. The trees were planted in 1983 and since 1993, the trees have been decorated with over 135,000 lights during the holiday season.

This year, a rather cheap and unscrupulous grinch decided they would chop down one of the trees for either their home or to make a statement (one of the green light ones, no less). Conspiracy theorists would argue that it was to garner donations for the effort (that costs $8,000 a year) but that might be a little crazy. Or is it?

Follow up: The Bruce company replaced the tree on December 16th, so the hole did not stay unlit there for long.