The holiday lights in downtown Omaha are spellbinding. I spent about an hour there last night in the mist and fog, and it’s as if the whole city was transformed into some mystical elsewhere. No matter how many times I stroll through downtown at this time of year, I’m instantly returned to childhood, giddy and captivated. If you haven’t been down to see them, make time for it. Take your children, your spouse, your friends. It’s simply amazing. For the procrastinators out there, our dining room has become a temporary gallery for last-minute Christmas gifts. Email me if you’re interested in stopping by to browse through the big selection of prints I have on hand. An added bonus is that you’ll see a 30X60 print of my favorite local photo, which I’ve never shared (nor will ever share) online.
On Saturday morning, I headed down to Gene Leahy Mall in downtown Omaha at sunrise to take some pictures of the flowering trees. I had not realized that it was the morning of Berkshire Hathaway’s 2014 Shareholder Meeting, and I was surprised by a traffic jam of attendees. Very unexpected at 6:00 AM on a Saturday. Other than that, it was a beautiful and still sunrise on the mall, and this was the view of the skyline from the park. It's more postcardy than scenes I typically photograph, but I'm a sucker for a vivid reflection in still water.