It’s Christmas in Odessa! I took these photos last Monday at the Odessa Christmas Lighting Ceremony, and they ran in Wednesday’s paper. 

It’s not easy to take photos in low light (I go manual since the low light setting on my camera makes everything red). It’s even harder when dealing with children. Make no mistake, kids rarely sit on Santa’s lap. Luckily, Odessa is visited by the real Santa Claus, who can get them close enough to photograph.