Holidays are Coming

5k Mistletoe

Last night we had some reasons for a little celebration and Champaign was our choice of beverage. Good and tasty one. So this morning I had a bit of hangover. Did I mention that this morning was an annual YMCA Mistletoe 5K run that I signed up to do? Hehe, well, if you were there and saw huffing, puffing red faced guy – that was me. But knowing that the last 5K I ran was about 3 years ago, on the same occasion, that time accompanying my daughter on her ‘Girls on the Run” program, I did pretty darn good, somewhere under 28 minutes (just learned exact time – 27:04). I guess huffing and puffing gave me some speed boost. Oh yeah, and the hangover, nowhere to be found.

Christmas Tree Season is Here

For the next 4 weeks everywhere you go, you are going to hear holiday music and a lot of Christmas decorations and trees. Last year I started taking photos of different Christmas trees, you can check one in Marco Island, this one in Tysons Corner and this one at Reagan National. I don’t see anything wrong with continuing with this little collection and shoot more of them.

Today’s Christmas tree is coming to us from the lobby of Mills House hotel in downtown Charleston. I had to wait for almost 10 minutes till a few folks finish with their long southern goodbyes and clear the space between me and the tree. I’m polite type of fella, I didn’t want to shoo them away. So I was finally taking it and this lady walked into the frame. I could crop her out in the final image, but decided against it, she is not really recognizable and it shows that this is not a staged type of photo.

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2 thoughts on “Holidays are Coming

  1. Lady Entrant adds to the sense of life in this photo! Cartier Bresson would be pleased! On another note, the base of the tree seems almost square–is that real, your angle, or just me?

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