By Alex Lloyd Gross
Looking for something to do this holiday time? Look no farther than Shady Brook Farm, located right off Route 332 in Newtown Pa. The annual holiday light show is a spectacle that should be seen at least one time in your life. You can either drive your own vehicle, which is at your own pace, or hop on a wagon and go down the trail, looking at magnificent lights.
The entire trip lasts about 20 minutes, as you meander through roads on the property, that take you past different displays. Some are holiday related, like a menorah and Santa but many have no religious affiliation at all. Mount Rushmore, The Eiffel Tower, trees, animals, all are illuminated. When you drive, you can go at your own pace. you may stop for a quick photo but there are people behind you, so there is no time to set a camera for the perfect photo.
Set your ISO as high as you can, do not shoot anything less than 40th of a second or it will be blurry. Open the lens to no higher than F-4. You want to let as much light in as possible. Wagons generally do not stop so you will have to use a faster shutter speed or your photos will be blurry.
Before or after you see the display, you can sit by small bonfires and eat marshmallows, sipping hot coco. You are free to spend as long as you like there. The store closes late in case you want different food. Check the website for updated hours.