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Eight Hours & Forty-two Minutes

The winter solstice is upon us and we have arrived at the shortest day of the year. To be exact, we will experience eight hours and forty-two minutes of daylight in the Montreal area. I know most people are too busy with holiday preparations to notice. But for nature photographers, it 's one of the most significant days of the year. Leading to the winter solstice, days become shorter and the available light becomes weaker. In photography, light is everything. So a trend towards longer days means more opportunities to engage subjects in meaningful ways. Yes, we will have our share of dull light-starved days, but the trend will be positive. Today's image was taken in low light conditions at Jack Layton Park.


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