Osoyoos Christmas Lite-Up marks the start of the Christmas season in Osoyoos, even though some stores elsewhere put up lights and play Christmas music as soon as Halloween is over.
This year’s event, including the parade down Main Street, was held on November 29, a little earlier than some years.
Photographing this event is always a challenge because it’s dark out and fingers get frozen easily in the cold. Over the years that I photographed this event for the Osoyoos Times, I developed a technique that combines low-light, high-ISO photography with a bounced flash.
This year the photography was especially challenging because the event was barely a week after I had cataract surgery and I was shooting with my operated eye for the first time — and it’s not my normal photography eye.
It’s now been more than a year since I left the Osoyoos Times in November 2018 and have, in part, been supporting myself with my photography. Thank you to the many people, both in Osoyoos and elsewhere, who have helped me move forward with this dream.
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