We had a fun family outing to the Dallas Christmas parade. Of course, the primary goal was to have fun with the family, but as a photographer, it was a fun exercise to catch expressions, try to use clean backgrounds and just have some fun with it.
As it turns out, the lovely wife does a pretty good job of that. I handed her the camera while I held the 19-month-old, and she got this.
About the only clean background (using 24-70mm on a 40D) was catching folks against segments of the building across the street...
Lots of waving going on, of course.
Lots of girls with red dots on their cheeks...
Some bands only march, some go much further.
The youngest folks seemed to have the best time
And if you wonder what happened to Santa... well, he's stuck in the chimney.
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