What better way to celebrate the new year than a curb side seat at the Rose Parade!
Thank you so much to the Newman family for inviting us to join the fun with their friends and family!
Brooks and I got off to an early start by leaving Santa Barbara at 4:00 am. … and no, Brooks didn’t fall back asleep for the drive. It only took 1 1/2 hours to get to Pasadena, but more than an hour to go just a few miles to our meeting spot. Extra thanks to Rich who spent 2 chilly nights curbside to save a great spot for the viewing crew.
As you can see by the photos, the marching bands were my favorite part of the parade … especially the bagpipes toward the end. Brooks loved the snowboarding bulldogs!
These photos show just a bit of the spectacular parade and they also show that I don’t have much of a future in parade photography! :)
Brooks was mesmerized by the knights waiting for the parade to start!
Love the flippers these duck fans were wearing!
OK … he was not as happy with the marching bands as I was near the end
These photos were done in Lightroom using my new ‘one willow retro candy raw presets’ … I lOVE them! I especially love that I didn’t need to do a thing in Photoshop except for resize and watermark! :)