I find that it is a bit of a struggle to try to come up with new ideas for each season year after year. So much of the imagery we see is very cliche. This is for good reason - we do the same seasonal activities over and over again year after year. The same things are important to us: family, friends, time off to go home, the spirit of giving. But sometimes a holiday image just presents itself and you can't help but capture it.
The holiday train from Canadian Pacific comes across Canada each year (for years now) and stops briefly in a number of towns to raise money and food for food banks. We took our four kids (2 to 7) down to the train and it came in all decorated up, opened a box car and a band played four Christmas songs. It was snowing like crazy and there were tons of people gathered around to enjoy the night. The holiday train is perfect for little kids as it is only 30-45 minutes long and it is gone before bedtime.
While we waited I walked around with my 2 year old looking for a way to get a shot of the snow lit up by the streetlights. Here is the result of a brief walk around:
Not sure how close Oakville is to the train route, @Iwhitwo, but in Salmon Arm you can't miss it as the train comes right through downtown. I hadn't really heard of it until I left Victoria where the train can't get to :)
Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.
Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.
Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers