Today marks the start of a period of relatively short days, in which we have less than 9 hours of sunlight. In high summer, Newfoundland enjoys almost 16 hours of sunlight every day, making it ideal for very long walks by myself or short walks with Marije after she gets back from work. These winter days are in stark contrast to summer, today it is dark before she even gets home. Of course, that’s not a bad thing, it has advantages too, I can go for a sunset shoot before I pick her up and a night photography session doesn’t have to wait until after midnight. Here’s a shot taken from Cobbler Path, on the way to the OSC where Marije works.

Sunset over Torbay

Sunset over Torbay

The commercial holiday season is upon us too. In Holland they probably have their usual Sinterklaas vs. Santa Claus competition right about now, here in Newfoundland they have promptly replaced all the Halloween pumpkins with Christmas decorations, you can even sit in Santa’s lap at the mall! Everyone is already in a buying mood, and soon there will be Black Friday deals to be had in every shop willing to do the work.