Night Fall

A utumn’s waxing was a creeping feeling, a slow descent into cool and dark from summer’s warm and bright. 

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The Big Connect - November 19, 2015
Until last Sunday, anyway. As it does every year, the late-day daylight Daylight Saving Time had been saving evaporated into thin air, turning creep into plunge and crossing a critical psychological threshold in the process. Sunset’s now well under 5 p.m. with dusk just over, meaning 9-to-5ers miss one of autumn’s great consolations: rich late-day light illuminating delicate colored leaves, good for easing us contentedly into night.

But not all is lost. In our tree- and lamp-lined city, we can still enjoy fall’s scenes at night, though they take on a heavier timbre, where shadow is denser than light, and electrified bulbs become miniature suns against black skies.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims.

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Dan has worked for a couple of major media companies, but he likes Daily Nutmeg best. As DN’s editor, he writes, photographs, edits and otherwise shepherds ideas into fully realized feature stories, helped in no small part by a small team of dedicated contributors.

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