Capture the Holidays!

The end of the semester is approaching, and I can’t wait to take a break and get into the holiday festivities. Besides spending time with my family and decorating my house for the holidays,my favorite part of holidays is seeing all the holiday lights in the area; but since past many years of taking classes full time, I had been missing it all. So, when my professor of digital imaging class, asked all the students to write a proposal for our final project, I got excited, and decided this would be a perfect final project. This will be my chance to go out there, and shoot all the holiday lights with my camera. I got hyper excited and wanted to do and see it all, but lets not forget! THE FINALS ARE COMING!!!Being realistic is what I told my self should be! I had visited many near by places in the area to see the lights many years ago, so I want to spend less time in holiday traffic and more doing my project…enjoying the lights. So, with a quick search on the internet and recommendations from some close friends, here’s my list of few places, that I found out that would give me an opportunity to go crazy with the winter photos.

  1. Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival:
  2. Sailing Through Winter Solstice:


    Sailing Through Winter Solstice  ( HDR Photo by Sumaira Ahmed)

  3. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kensington:
  4. Zoo Light at the National Zoo:
  5. Glow in Georgetown:
  6.  The District Holiday Boat Parade:

Being a Montgomery county resident, I feel like this list… for me is doable for the project. I hope to at least go and see a few places in the upcoming weekends. I hope everyone get a chance to at least one place, before they walk into the finals week. Stay warm!_DSC3800

About Sumaira

Hello, My name is Sumaira Ahmed and I am a student at University of Maryland College Park. My major is Communication. In addition to that I am a mom of two beautiful kids,1 cockatoo and 4 parakeets and a wife. To peruse my degree in Communication is a dream come true and I hope it helps me open many doors to a new kind of exciting work later on.
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