Day 355—”When, What To My Wandering Eyes Should Appear. . .

. . . But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.” I felt like Clement Moore this morning, when out on my lawn there rose such a clatter, that I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter, and there he was. Yikes! It’s only December 21. Santa must be on a practice run!

Today’s challenge is “transportation” so I was lucky to hear Santa clattering around outside (he must have been waxing his sled runners). I grabbed my camera and ran out as I heard him calling each reindeer’s name and I’d barely focused my camera (learning back button focus so it sometimes is a struggle) when I heard him shout, “Now dash away, dash away, dash away, all!” And he and his reindeer were gone. I guess they’ll be back Saturday night. I was lucky to get this shot!

Focal Length 35mm
ISO 100
1/2 second
WB Fair Weather (dang I still haven’t remembered to reset the WB)