Sunday, December 2, 2007

Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

Last night, Kymberli and I drove to Belmont Shore to watch the Christmas Parade. It was a first for both of us. Of course, we lugged our gear down to take some photos, too. It was a great parade. Both of us had a great time, although the chill in the air came on pretty fast.

Shooting events such as this can be hard when you are stuck in one location. We thought we had grabbed up the perfect spot to shoot, too. That was until we saw the giant spotlights off to our right... and it was right where everyone stopped to wave. Even the cheerleaders stopped there to do their flips and such. I had a few shots of them, but security was in the way. Bummer. I mentioned to K that we should have asked the security guards to sit just inside the fence so we could get a bit closer as the floats came by. Any suggestions from you pros out there?

Night shots are certainly not my favorite when they are hand held and shot with a flash. Oh, and remember this kiddies - take off your diffuser before using the flash at night. Whoops!

I'll be the first to admit, these are NOT the best photos. Not even close. I am pretty unhappy with them, to be honest, but I wanted to post these so you can see that everyone makes mistakes.

Here are a couple from the parade.


kymberli q. said...

They are still good with hardly any light, babe. Yay for Justin! And great idea - I'm glad you suggested going and thank you for making me feel better about what happened to me earlier in the day. I love you.

Anonymous said...

I love these photo blogs Al - keep them coming! Any more from the Belmont Shore parade? Where DOES Justin get his endless energy and enthusiasm?