Capturing the colorful Christmas Lights on the Waterfront
There aren’t many lakes in Arizona, at least not many with water in them. The city planners in Tempe (just south of Scottsdale) decided a real lake was needed. So, they made a lake. Doubling as a reservoir the 225 acre lake is lined with walking and bike paths and just beyond are numerous businesses. As photographers, this opens the door for all sorts of photographic opportunities. The foremost is reflections.
I have been eager to shoot the waterfront on Tempe Town Lake. The seasonal addition of green and red lights made it the perfect time. With the added bonus of an early sunset, we need not stay up late to capture amazing photos. Thus, there are no excuses.
Yet, I still had to drag Jeff away from the Ranger game and his bottle of scotch. We packed up the car and headed out into the cold dark night. Those of you from Arizona know it can get cold. Little did we know, despite the dark hour, there was life along the waterfront. I expected a an evening jogger or maybe a dog walker, but little did I realize there would be fishermen lining the edge every 100 feet or so. Catch of the day: Catfish!
And behind us, cyclists, one group exceeding 50 in number with their bikes decorated and all aglow.
Enjoy your holiday and remember it’s all about the light!