It’s always a good feeling to come out of assignment with a couple of nice (mind you – I’m just saying they’re nice. Not great, not award-winning. But nice.).
Such was the case with the lighting ceremony for Yakima’s community Christmas tree. Having never shot the event I just wasn’t sure what sort of photos would be there but going into it I didn’t have high expectations for the assignment, having been to other tree-lighting ceremonies which were, umm…, not visual. Also, I less than an hour to photograph the event.
The photo that ran in print:
This is the photo which best reflects the event. It shows the tree, it’s got a youngster with a nice expression on his face and the lit-up building in the background clearly places the scene in downtown Yakima.
My favorite from the evening:
How can you not like a photo in which steam rises from the subject? This one did not run in print but did run online. (By the way, this guy is an awesome violinist).
And a third photo, a scene-setter.
I put this one online for a couple of reasons. First, it does show all the trees decorated with light with Yakima’s iconic Capitol Theatre in the background so it’s a nice complement to the package. Also, by putting it online this photo becomes much easier to retrieve in the future should we need to use it again.