Putting On The Glitz

I drove downtown in Great Falls the other day to see if I could catch the crew hanging greens, lights and lightpole decorations.

It was mid afternoon and there were a fair amount of cars, probably doing last minute errands before Thanksgiving. I finally spotted the crew but had to circle the block before I found a parking space.

The weather was absolutely beautiful for November – very little wind and mild temps which, in my mind, translates to perfect conditions for putting up outdoor decorations.

After getting my camera organized, the light crew was just getting ready to move to the next lightpole.

Darn, I wanted them to pose so I didn’t have a lot of background clutter and the best light on the decorations.

Well, they were working and I sensed that it wouldn’t be in my best interest to ask for a pose.

I finally got a photo of one of the guys and he did turn around and smile – I think he knew I was trying hard to get a photo.

The crew continued through the afternoon, then about 5:30 when most of the downtown traffic had headed home, they started working with a piece of equipment that had a bucket that extended up.

It wasn’t until much later that I was able to get a final photo, dark sky and lights glimmering all along Central Avenue in downtown Great Falls.


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