Is it necessary to suffer for art? Well it doesn’t hurt!

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

Richard Weisser in a photo by Caila WoodThe first “White Christmas” in Newnan Georgia history prompted me to leave the comforts of hearth and home and head out into the storm in pursuit of holiday magic!

While I was setting up for a shot of a local “light” house, a friend grabbed this shot of me braving the elements as I endeavored to capture as much Christmas cheer as I could.

My rapture was such that I didn’t even notice the cold or the blowing snow! As a matter of fact, the only feeling that I had was exhilaration!

And so Christmas 2010 will go down in history as the year that Newnan Georgia has a white Christmas.

And it was a lot of fun being there to chronicle the snowy event!

Holiday lights in Coweta County

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Susan Haughton
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Gorgeous!  Would be a great photo for next year's Christmas card. 

December 26, 2010 07:14 PM #8
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Andrea Swiedler
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Richard, I would love to be out taking pictures, but we are in the middle of a blizzard. I worry about my camera getting pounded with snow, I can't even hold an umbrella up, or I will be in Kansas before you can say "cheese"! Great shot of you, and wow, that house... LOL. What we do for art...

December 26, 2010 07:15 PM #9
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Gail Robinson
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Richard - I loved the photo you took and commented on it on your other blog post.  You should use it as your Christmas card next year.  Worth the suffering!

December 26, 2010 07:17 PM #10
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William Feela
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Richard.  Getting out in the snow and cold is normal here.   I just don't get as good of photo's as you do.

December 26, 2010 07:36 PM #11
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Kathy Streib
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Richard- I'm still like a kid the few times I've been in snow.  I doubt I would have been able to take any pics because I would have been out there running around like a kid!

December 26, 2010 07:52 PM #12
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Melissa Brown
Savvy + Co Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
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Richard, cool photo showing YOU taking a photo!  We've enjoyed your pics for so long, it's fun to see you in action!

December 26, 2010 08:28 PM #13
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Richard Iarossi
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Richard,

The thrill of snow wears off pretty quick...at least around here it does.

I do love the concept of the photographer being photographed though.

Rich

December 26, 2010 08:36 PM #14
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December 26, 2010 10:25 PM #15
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C Tann-Starr
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OMG - I have gotto get my butt back to NY before I miss all the snow ball fights with my friends (LOL).

December 26, 2010 10:27 PM #16
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J. Philip Faranda
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Wow, a tripod in this weather? You are dedicated my friend. Was that the Griswald's house, by the way? 

December 26, 2010 10:38 PM #17
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Richard,

Oh my....  You are very brave!

Merry Christmas,

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

December 26, 2010 10:56 PM #18
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Tammie White
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Beautiful photo. I admire your persistence.

December 26, 2010 11:32 PM #19
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Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
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Hi Richard, you home is looking gorgeous! Awesome photo of it. We have about 10" of snow right now and it's still falling.

December 27, 2010 12:42 AM #20
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Better you than us. . . Shoveling my driveway in the cold is not fun at all. . 

December 27, 2010 07:34 AM #21
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Ann Allen Hoover
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We got some too!  I never would have thought we would have a White Christmas.....magical!

December 27, 2010 08:28 AM #22
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I'm dreaming of a White day after Christmas...  Well we technically got some snow before midnight but yesterday dumped 10 inches on us here in Raleigh :) ~  Merriest of Christmas wishes coming your way Richard!  I love the home ~ is this yours???

December 27, 2010 08:44 AM #23
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For the record...

The photo is not my house! This is my house:

December 27, 2010 09:08 AM #24
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Nice to see you the focus of a shot, Richard!  You are dedicated...

December 27, 2010 10:05 AM #25
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Richard ~ What a beautiful seen.  I can see why you wanted to get a shot of it.  I see santa on the roof top and I love that they went up the big trees with the lights.  I was out in it also taking pictures & sweeping the walk areas and didn't seem that cold until I came inside.  It is too cold today with the wind blowing.

December 27, 2010 10:10 AM #26
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ah yes... I remember the days, nights and early mornings of my photography career.  I actually liked the suffering... after the film came back from the lab. 

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