Wednesday, November 6, 2013

City Lights

The last weekend in October we set our clocks back to winter time (or “normal” ditto). While I do appreciate getting the lost morning hour back, the flipside of the coin is that instead the afternoons suddenly seem very short. Just now the sun goes to bed around 4:15 pm – and it will get worse before it gets better!

Having a choice, I usually try to do my errands in town while there is still daylight – and avoiding the afternoon rush hours. Yesterday, however, I happened to be out “late” (as in half an hour after sunset), which offered an opportunity for some “night” photography:

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Only three weeks to go before there will be Christmas lights in some of the big old trees in the park as well!

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The main reason I was out and about in town in the dusk/dark yesterday was another discount shopping night for club members at my favourite clothes shop…

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13 comments:

  1. they look like they will be nice and warm and also very pretty... love those night shots, so glad you stayed out to get them. i am never out in the evening, i drive in the dark early AM but we don't pass anything that has lights on that early... so i am thinking i will not be learning nightshot skills.

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  2. Marvellous pictures, and I like your choice of clothes, especially the cardie with the sparkly bits. Yes, Christmas lights are soon going to be put up here in town, too; I am looking forward to the festive season, but not to the long dark and cold nights.

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    1. Ditto from me. I love the cardigan! But of course here we have to wait until about 10pm to enjoy the lit-up houses and then after Christmas there's the lovely long, hot summer stretching away until the end of March. I have a Canadian friend who thinks Christmas is really weird here, even tho' she's lived here for 15 years...

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    2. Thanks, Meike and Katherine. I just could not resist that sparkly cardigan... Now I just have to come up with a good occasion to wear it! ;-) Actually I think it's a good item for me though as it can be worn with either of my new winter skirts (one black, one multi-coloured grey/black/bordaux) or with black trousers.

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  3. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, these are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! The dark luscious night blue color you got, I am in LOVE with these. Plus the night reflections. I cannot imagine when there are Christmas lights, surely you cannot make this any better. This is the kind of picture I just feel like I can just fall into it. You really should make a collage and display these somewhere!

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  4. I got SO wrapped up in the pictures I forgot to say your time is much like ours, turn back at the end of October, now dark before five, I HATE it! Five hours of beautiful evening light all gone! I do NOT see a reason to keep doing this, why can't they just leave time with lots of light and never change it? But I do remember we talked about this years ago.

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  5. Amazing shots. I love dusk shots, where the sky is still blue, but the lights of the city are on and everything is bathed in warm lights.

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  6. Beautiful night shots! You live in a lovely spot.

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  7. Night time photos are not my forte, but these photos are so beautiful.....great job!
    Love your new sparkly burgundy cardigan too.....what better way to acquire new clothes than at a discount price....lucky lucky you.

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  8. Wow! These are beautiful shots...probably one of (the few, in my opinion) benefits of short days. But a good sale makes the excursion worth it. Nice new "feathers" (as my husband calls them).

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  9. The lights and reflections lend such a wonderful new dimension to the cityscape. Your sparkly cardie sort of echoes the theme.

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  10. Thanks. As I said in the post it's not so often that I'm in town after dark... I considered myself very lucky indeed that day, as I managed to combine a photo opportunity with a couple of good bargains! :)

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