I've always enjoyed night photography. I took advantage of a couple of local area holiday features in the past couple of weeks to break out an A-1, a few fast lenses, the monopod and tripod. I took along the 24mm, 50mm and 85mm L lenses to aid focusing. All exposures were automatic using the A-1's centerweighted averaging meter, using up to -1 stop exposure compensation to accommodate the large expanses of darkness. All were shot wide open or nearly so, so depth of field is minimal. Low shutter speeds were a challenge even with the monopod. The film is Fujichrome Velvia 100. I actually desaturated the scans a bit. I did not correct for the sodium or incandescent lighting. So here I offer you a series of holiday color from a local parade and the downtown decorations of a neighboring small town. As many of us prepare to feast in celebration of the holiday, feast your eyes on some festive color, courtesy of our (outmoded, obsolete, low-tech, vintage) FD gear. (I left the EOS 3 and the EF zoom at home.) Best wishes to everyone in the forum!