Christmas at the Zoo

This week we headed to the Indianapolis Zoo for their annual Christmas at the Zoo.  2017 saw the addition of a new Santa’s Village under the Bicentennial Pavilion. With Santa in his study, Mrs. Claus in her kitchen and reindeer in the barn, there was plenty to see and do.

The kids enjoyed multiple trips through the “Snowflakery”, which is a short, but surprisingly tricky mirror maze. PRO TIP: Keep your hands in front of you so you don’t smack your face into a mirror!

Head to the zoo early and you’ll probably see a good number of cool/cold weather animals out. We took a short walk through the the forests (located next to the pavilion) and saw tigers, bears and eagles out in the cold weather.

Indy First Friday

Thought I’d get out and do some shooting yesterday evening.  I went to the Cole Noble Gallery at Artistry Apartments during First Friday festivities in downtown Indianapolis.  Well, apparently First Friday an extremely large event every month (48 galleries/venues), which I’m sure everyone already knows. Unfortunately, I only had time for one stop.  Honestly, I feel like an idiot for not setting aside enough time to shoot all evening!  Beautiful weather and great light!  I suppose sometimes you have to make a mistake to learn the right thing to do next time.  It was definitely interesting, so hopefully I’ll have a chance to head to another one this fall.

The artist here is Chad Hankins.  He’s the gentleman in the second photo.

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