Category Archives: Christmas

2014 Christmas Parade

It is that time again! The annual Downingtown Christmas parade!

More images can also be found on my Flickr account – 2014 Downingtown Christmas Parade.

It was a little cold, but plenty of warm spirits!

- Andrew
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2012 Downingtown Christmas Parade

Some images taken during the 2012 Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas Parade in Chester County PA.

The weather was overcast, but the temperatures were in the 50s and the start of the parade, not nearly as cold as last year.

Downingtown PA High School Band (East & West)
Downingtown PA High School Band (East & West)

Did not seem as there were as many people as there had been in the past, but that could have been because of the potential bad weather.

More images of this years parade can be found on my Flickr photostream.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

– Andrew
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New milestones for the Holidays

This past Saturday, December 10th, was the annual Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas parade, and that night I processed my images into the early morning hours, and finally posted them to both my SmugMug and Flickr accounts at about 4 AM on Sunday.

Early Monday afternoon, I got a call on my cell phone from Josh Maxwell, the mayor of Downingtown, asking me if he could license one of my images. Needless to say I was very excited, and we exchanged several e-mails in regards to his request.

Josh Maxwell, Mayor of Downingtown
Josh Maxwell, Mayor of Downingtown

At around 11 o’clock Monday night, while I was still online, I noticed that the mayor had posted on Facebook the image that we had chatted about earlier in the day.

I quickly jumped up to Flickr and SmugMug to get an idea of what my view usage was, and I was extremely surprised to see that my Flickr account had already jumped to over 1800 views within 20 minutes, and with each refresh, the numbers just got higher and higher.

As I watched, I also realized, that my total number of views was reaching the 50,000 mark very quickly, and by 12:20am, the 50,000 mark had been broken!

50,000 Total Views on Flickr!
50,000 Total Views on Flickr!

It was very difficult to go to sleep because of the adrenaline of reaching this new milestone and seeing that the views just kept climbing and climbing.

When I finally woke up later on Tuesday and check Flickr, my view count was over 8000 views.

Throughout the day, I monitored my Flickr views, and by early afternoon, I had reached over 10,000 views for a single day!

10,000 Single Day Views on Flickr!
10,000 Single Day Views on Flickr!

Needless to say, this was by far the single largest days reviews on my Flickr site, and my SmugMug site had also seen a dramatic increase in views! (Final Day’s Total – 10,428)

I definitely want to thank all those new visitors and especially Mayor Josh Maxwell for contributing to these new milestones!

- Andrew
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2011 Downingtown Christmas Parade

Mr and Mrs Santa Claus
Mr and Mrs Santa Claus

Yesterday was the annual Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas Parade, which was held on a beautiful Saturday with the temperatures in the mid to lower 40s.

This year was the first time in three years, that I did not have my kids with me.

Why?

Well, my daughter was actually in the parade this year with her Brownie troop for the first time! (My wife and son decided to walk along with them!)

This allowed me to wonder around the parade as it happen, offering many more opportunities to find and capture scenes as they happened.

This years parade seemed much bigger, and from what I understand, there were around 400+ Daisies, Brownies and Girl Scouts this year alone!

Needless to say, I took many pictures, and was up until 4am this morning processing those images which can be found on Flickr!

I hope you enjoy them, and would love to hear your thoughts and comments!

– Andrew
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Official DTown Christmas Parade pictures!

Earlier this morning, I got a delightful e-mail from a woman who works for the Downingtown Borough, and she was asking for permission to use some of my photos from the 2010 Christmas parade!

Needless to say, I was more than willing to help in this endeavor!

So within the next days and weeks, keep an eye out for my work, on the Downingtown Christmas Parade website, and an advertisement in “The Daily Local“!

Update

– Andrew
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