2006-12-14 - Festival of Light

Recently I was given another opportunity to see the city from a unique perspective (thanks Kathy!) during the annual Festival of Light where they turn on all the Christmas lights and have a street parade. This time I was on top of a church tower, which was much more comfortable than the cherry picker.

If you look too closely at this photo, you'll notice it has a number of flaws. First of all it is quite crooked. Try as I might I haven't yet been able to fix the odd wide angle distortion that came from having the camera at an angle. I had my tripod with me but because of the design of the roof, I couldn't get it close enough to the edge so I just had to rest the camera on the wall. Unfortunately it wasn't level or straight so things look a bit out of whack. I would also have liked more light in the sky but it was a bit late by the time they turned the lights on.

Although I could have done better with the photos, I really enjoyed my time up the tower and am satisfied with this as a record shot. If I get another chance, I'll definitely be much better prepared.