Last in the month of December so many people were putting up images of Christmas from where they were in the world. I loved it and it made it feel like Christmas really was everywhere. I got into it as well and took some trips into the city to see what I could find. I was so surprised at the wonderful job the City of Melbourne had done in decorating the city for Christmas that I ended up going in a few times. Lots of people reading this blog also enjoyed the posts and I really enjoyed doing them.
So this year, well I have news, I actually have been given the job by the City of Melbourne to photograph the Christmas Festival for them this year. I am so excited. I know exactly what will be happening and can now plan where and when I am going to take photos of everything.
I will also have my new lens, which I got earlier this year, the 14-24mm and the new camera, the Nikon D800. I will be able to get the whole building in this year and photograph the whole event. I might even try videoing it with the new camera.
I don’t know if I will do the whole 24 days leading up to Christmas Day and Christmas Day, but I will do my best to bring you as much as possible.
The Festivities here kick off on Friday night of the 29th of November. The lights on the tree in the City Square will be turned on, and there will be a concert in the City Square as well. Santa is going to come out and greet everyone. Then after all that is done at around 9 or 9.30, the lights on the Melbourne Town Hall will be turned on and the light show will begin. It should be an exciting night.
While I am being paid to take the photos for the City of Melbourne, I am allowed to show the images on this blog so you can all see them as well.
May be we can do it as a challenge or something, we can all show images of Christmas from where we are. Who wants to join me?
Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is coming, 39 days to go.