Important: please keep your image under 700 pixels wide for in-line viewing, and please keep the FILE SIZE UNDER 300kb. Note that this includes photos hosted off-site (at Flickr, Photobucket, your own site, etc). Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Wednesday threads are right here. Remember: only one image each week!A good Wednesday to you, Nikonistas. As I post this at midnight, it's the winter solstice here in the northern hemisphere. Longest night of the year, and a chance to reflect on our planet's tilted axis and all of the variety to which that gives rise in our climate, flora, fauna, and photographic opportunities. The scene below is a peek through the woods, shot less than an hour ago. Low clouds on this long night are glowing with the light of Washington DC, just a dozen or two miles away. We now light our way through every night, but I can see why this annual seasonal turning point has been ritually noted for thousands of years. What are you and your Nikon gear doing with the short daylight? Share a photo!