On the plus side, it wasn’t as windy as predicted but oh how it rained.
The event was the switching on of Preston’s Christmas lights in the City centre and while I had a good view in the press enclosure at the front of the stage there wasn’t any shelter. In theory that shouldn’t be a problem for my usual combination of Fuji X-T1 and 50-140mm lens, both of which have weather proof seals but I’d had to send my lens back to Fuji for repair – the lens came away from the mount, not good!
Anyway, that meant I had to shoot with my 55-200mm which isn’t weather sealed. Fiddling about with a plastic rain-cover made things tricky in the heavy rain. At one point my flash also stopped working and meant using high ISO to capture the shots. All in all a rather wet gig but here are a few of my favourite pictures from the night. There are lots more on here: http://blogpreston.co.uk/2015/11/in-pictures-preston-christmas-lights-switch-on-2015/