Every year at this time, no matter which newspaper, a request comes in to take pictures of someone’s Christmas decorations.
Sometimes, multiple requests come in.
This year and this newsroom are different, except for one thing.
This year, I invite you to photograph your Christmas lights and decorations and send them in.
If I get enough high-quality photos, I’ll run a picture page highlighting your lights and decorations.
If I don’t get enough, we’ll run a slideshow online.
Now, trying to take photos of Christmas lights can be tricky. Make sure your photos are not too dark, otherwise they won’t reproduce well on newsprint.
Drop off or email your photos to me by 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 19. You can email those to email@example.com.
Some of you may remember my request for permssion to photograph local barns. So far, two county residents have granted me permission.
One resident suggested the project could turn into a coffee table book. Stranger things have happened. I’m still looking for more barns.
Speaking of books
Speaking of coffee table books, I picked up a gorgeous one over the weekend.
It’s called “Sacred Places of Kentucky.” It’s published by Steve Vest, the publisher and editor of Kentucky Monthly.
The book features hundres of photos of churches around Kentucky. Some of these churches are amazing.
My wife and I have seen churches in Europe, and these are right on par. I had no idea some of the elegant architecture that existed in our home state.
Another book I am looking forward to is by James (Jim) Higdon, the son of State Senator Jimmy Higdon of Lebanon.
It’s called “The Cornbread Mafia: A Homegrown Syndicate’s Code of Silence and the Biggest Marijuana Bust in American History.”
I think the title sums up the contents of the book.
Higdon’s book comes out on April 20, 2012.
Higdon has been busy talking to the national media lately about the presidential pardon recently given to a former Cornbread Mafia member.
It’s my hope to sit down with him to discuss the book sometime before the publication date.