Cushing House Museum Rocking Horse

Rocking horse in front of the Christmas tree at the Cushing House Museum.

I shot this picture on December 6, 2010 at the Cushing House Museum. 

My wife and I are members but I had never been inside before. 

I brought my camera (Canon Rebel T1i) back on a second visit that day after getting permission to take pictures.

I thought that a Christmas picture would work in a December issue.  Their tree, however, was in front of bright light and very thin.

I spotted the rocking horse under the tree and learned from the curator Jay Williamson that it was dated 1850.

From close in I used the TV mode with a shutter speed of 1/5, at F-Stop 8, and at ISO 1600.

(The picture appeared in the December 15-21 issue of The Town Common.)

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