The snowman behind the candidates

Photo by Martha Benedict

It’s hard to appear like a serious-minded candidate running for public office when decorative stars dangle overhead and the giant figure of a snowman is looking over your shoulder. That was the scene on Saturday at the Montecito Heights Recreation Center during a candidates forum for the upcoming Council District 1 election.  “I would have removed the snowman,” said Martha Benedict, who snapped the photo above of the candidates (from left to right) William Morrison, Jesse Rosas, Jose Gardea and Gil Cedillo. “However he adds some local charm, as do all the overhead holiday decorations. The snowman made no comment, but seems to be backing Jesse Rosas.”

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  1. This illustrates perfectly one of the first rules of good photography…….always be aware of the background! Great shot, Martha!

  2. This photo is classic! Good one, Martha!

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