It is really too bad that it gets cold during the winter...especially when the sun goes down. It forces me to dress to stay warm enough so I can spend time outside without turning into a popsicle. The good news is that it gets dark early, the cold temps keep the humidity down, and when the moon is out there is a certain magic I always find. Add in some fresh snow and I have to fight off feeling tired to get out and experience that unique calm. It is exciting as I know there will be something special and unique I'll come back with when it is time to warm up.
Last evening was my first opportunity to be out with all of those elements present, and it did not disappoint. Regardless of any plan or results...I enjoyed every minute...working quickly at times as the light changes by the minute. I'm always learning something when I have the chance to shoot when the sun goes down...especially to NOT forget your flashlight in the car so you can manage to be more certain of your focusing!