This was taken this past weekend in Lititz,Pa, and includes the snow-covered pine trees that they place along main street around the holidays. I blasted my flash from up the street facing toward my camera to try and light up the falling snow and it worked perfectly. Go ahead,take a walk back in time as the snow hits your face and Christmas music plays from the town square. The lighted building on the far right is an authentic English pub that is absolutely gorgeous inside.
This past weekend included a great clinging snow and the timing was perfect. It started snowing Saturday morning and continued into the evening and the reason this is perfect is because often times the cleanup crews wait till it stops to clear sidewalks and this was exactly the case. I was out for five hours Saturday night and then could not sleep because I was thinking what I could get Sunday morning so I woke up at 3am because I could not sleep as my mind mulled over my options. I just talked a friend this week who asked if I was doing anything Christmas related with the local town this year and this was the perfect chance to fill that request.This shot took an hour to do as I started in the dark around 5am and lit all the trees and buildings and then had to wait for some color to appear in the sky. Often times snow like this falls off right away but I had a good 24 hour window to capture some neat scenes.
This is one of my favorite times of the year for photographing, and the small town of Lititz,Pa is one of my favorite places to shoot Christmas decorations. This image was taken last night and features a funeral home shimmering in festive Christmas decor. This town is very quaint and often times music can be heard echoing through the streets on a winter night. Periodically I will go into the local pizza place and get my order to go so I can sit outside along the main street and take in all the ambiance while I eat, even when its 30 degrees.