Twinkle Light Parade 2017 Albuquerque New Mexico

Even motorcycles got decked out for the Twinkle Parade, complete with Christmas Tree! - Nikon D750 with Nikkor 80-200mm @ f/2.8 1/200th ISO 4000

Saturday evening was the annual Twinkle Light Parade in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque.  Since this is still my first year in ABQ, it was therefore my first time to check out the parade.  It provided  lot of great photography opportunities, while being a challenging low light shooting situation.   

Watch out for the Twinkle Light Parade train!  - Nikon D750 with Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G @ f/1.8 1/60th ISO 4000

Decorated vehicles were what the parade was mainly comprised of, not floats.  Then there were combos of that like this train pulling a caboose float.  There were already people 5 deep along the parade route so wide shots were impossible without having onlookers frame the foreground.  That's why I mostly used my Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D lens to get past the crowds.

I love the very different expressions on each woman's face as they sing and dance on this float! - Nikon D750 with Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D @ f/2.8 1/200th ISO 4000

This candid of some women singing and dancing on a parade float made me smile the first time I saw it.  Their contrasting expressions make me wonder what is in their minds, especially the woman to frame left!  What did she see to make her react like that??

All the classic cars looked not just festive, but cool lit up - Nikon D750 with Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D @ f/2.8 1/200th ISO 4000

There were many classic and vintage cars well decorated.  These were my favorite parts of the Twinkle Parade, as I love cars and seeing them glowing down the streets was pretty cool.