What happens during that window between Thanksgiving and New Year's? For me, it's The Christmas Project, of course!
Since 2010, I've been seeking out scenes of the season to photograph. Whether in cities or small towns, I'm a sucker for holiday displays. Who but the Grinchiest among us doesn't feel a little bit warmer inside - even on the coldest December night - when viewing the twinkling lights, festive decorations, and whimsical scenes adorning the landscape this time of year?
The 2015 project has gotten off to a wobbly start. I've been attempting to photograph the lights in Jackson, Wyoming for a while now but the weather has been stubborn - making both driving and shot setup challenging at best and impossible at worst. Since that shoot still hasn't come to fruition, I punted - and shifted the calendar around.
Salt Lake City, already on the schedule, leapfrogged past Jackson and went to the top of the list for this week. There were two sessions: one in the evening/night and then again the next morning before daybreak. While there is enough material there to keep me busy for days (case on point, the lighted "bubbles" floating in the reflecting pool at Temple Square: see below), I had to settle for a quick in and out.
Next up: a return engagement to do some additional Christmas Project work in my home town, Chicago.