Night Photography: Lochmere Christmas Flotilla

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Last month, I wrote about taking pictures during “Magic Hour” – the time just after sunset when everything looks golden and lovely.

The Lochmere Christmas Flotilla this past weekend presented the challenge of photographing at night, when it was truly dark.

Herewith, a few tips and tricks for photographing at night. Read more

Pictures: Winter Wonderland at Waverly Place

Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – On Saturday, after taking a few pictures at the Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade, I wandered over to Winter Wonderland at Waverly Place.

There were snowball fights, sledding, toasted marshmallows, tasty treats and a giant amount of fun. Read more

Pictures: Cary Christmas Parade

Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Saturday was the 32nd Annual Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade. The weather was perfect, with thousands lining the parade route in Downtown Cary.

There were floats, mascots, marching bands, dancers, scouts, old cars, hoopers, dogs, artificial snow, real bubbles, elected officials, Elvis, Santa and a giant pelting of candy. It was literally raining candy at the corner of Chatham and Academy for two straight hours, thrown by participants into the crowd along the parade route. Wise children brought bags. Read more

Pictures: Old Time Winter Festival

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – I had a chance to stop by the Old Time Winter Festival in downtown Cary on Saturday. It was a lively good time and a beautiful afternoon so I took a few pictures.

Cary Citizen contributing photographer Brooke Meyer ended up taking the Santa pictures.

An outdoor theater had been set up on the north side of the street. I caught a few of the dance performances. Best costumes definitely went to this group.

Vendors and artists lined Chatham Street from Harrison to Academy.

Good times, low-key, neighborhoody and nice – that was this year’s Old Time Winter Festival.

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Events coverage on CaryCitizen is sponsored, in part, by The Meat House in Saltbox Village.

Cary Photographic Artists Juried Show Winners

Story by Nita Whitfield, photo by Brooke Meyer. Photo above by 3rd place winner Don Lutter, titled “Spot With Hooded Figure”

Cary, NC- Cary Photographic Artists (CPA) recently announced the awards of its 4th Annual Open Juried Photographic Exhibition, currently on display at the Cary Senior Center.   The diverse show of local photographers talent, amateur and professional, is on display through Dec. 16thRead more

Thanksgiving Moments and Family Portraits

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Is your family coming in from out of town? Want a picture? I’ll be taking bookings for informal family portraits and photography over the Thanksgiving weekend. Read more

Cary Flickr Group: Autumn Slideshow

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC – Crowdsourcing is a popular tool in the new journalism newsroom. Four years ago, I started the Cary NC Group on Flickr and it has proven a rich trove of images about the town. Read more

Photography: Magic Hour

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree. First published on FotoHal.com.

Cary, NC – There are lots of tricks to shooting effective pictures for real estate. But when it comes to shooting the exterior of a house, you can’t go wrong with Magic Hour. Read more

Pictures: 2011 Cary Diwali!

Cary, NC – When the history of Booth Amphitheatre  is written, Diwali might just turn out to be its most epic chapter. Brooke Meyer was there with a camera for CaryCitizen. Read more

Pictures: Panthers vs Redskins

Cary, NC – Photographer Tom Mousseau was on the sidelines for CaryCitizen at Sunday’s NFL contest between the Carolina Panthers and the Washington Redskins. As reported Sunday night in Matt Young’s column, the Panthers rolled over the ‘Skins 33-20 at home. Tom filed these pictures from the game. Read more