This calender is a compilation of light paintings. There are two methods to creating a light painting. One method is to wave or to move lights in front of the lens. The other method is to move the camera itself in front of the lights being recorded as the image. Both methods usually involve a long exposure, between one and thirty seconds and sometimes longer on the ‘Bulb’ camera setting. All my images were created with the second method, movement of the camera itself. Some of the lights are street and building lights but most are from a set of Christmas lights hanging in trees at a local Farmers Market in Downtown Asheboro, North Carolina. I used a Nikon D300 along with a 17-35mm and a 70-200mm lens to create these images. I am very proud of them. Minimal cropping along with some burning and dodging in photoshop were also used. Some distracting border lines were removed. I have been a photojournalist for the past ten years and to this day find it hard to stray outside the ethics of photojournalism photoshop techniques used to enhance my images. This means as little as possible enhancement of these images was applied in their creation. There is one exception, ‘Please God Wake Me Up From My Reality’, which noticeably is the same image four times.