I was determined to carry out a major prank when I shot the photo for my Christmas card back in 2000...
Yes, that's the big Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in New York. And I'm about to unplug it!
Getting this photo was quite a production. I ventured down to NYC with my camera, tripod and accessories along with a couple of extension cord props. My plan was to find a good location, set up the camera on a tripod and use the timer on the camera to take the shot all by myself. However, once I got down there I realized the logistics of this method would not work. It was too crowded and chaotic to be able get the shot I wanted by myself. I wound up looking around for someone who looked like they knew how to handle a camera. I recruited a total stranger to help me take this shot. Foruntately he did a stellar job!
And no, I did not wind up in jail. Ho Ho Ho!