I have a day job with a 70-minute commute. This means that any weekday cycling during the winter months must be done during hours of darkness. Previous to the acquisition of my new camera, night photography was almost impossible. If I had a great deal of light and a tripod, I could pull it off with adequate results (thus the Christmas Light Hunt post two weeks ago). Now I have the ability to take better photos without needing to lug a tripod around with me. Below are some pics from last night’s very cold (28 degrees) but otherwise unremarkable 16-mile ride:
I traveled eastward toward I-95 and took this pic on the bridge over the highway. I like the way the headlamp illuminates a circle on the sidewalk.
There are still a great many houses displaying their Christmas lights. Since last night was only the “9th Day of Christmas” I suppose this is appropriate. And no, I did not give my True Love nine ladies dancing. I suspect we’ll be seeing lights well into late January.
Our final shot was taken about half a mile from my house on a pathway linking the neighborhoods of Montclair and Lake Terrapin.
I was happy to get home and out of the cold. I had no near misses with cars and encountered only one jogger (who smartly was wearing flashing lights) and one pedestrian without incident. Always a plus!