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Another of my images that I "enjoyed" taking during the coldest month in recorded history in England (over 100 years) somewhere between midnight and one in the morning. So I thought it was quite appropriate to call it "Gaveyard shift". However upon research into the word:

Wikki defines it " as the shift between midnight and 8 in the morning" - the shift that no one wants coming out of America in the 1800s.

HOWEVER:

From the Phase Finder (phrases.org.uk) is a most fascinating definition coming from a period in the 1500 s :

England is old and small and they started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a "bone-house" and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, one out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they thought they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the "graveyard shift") to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be "saved by the bell" or was considered a "dead ringer."

As a matter of interest I used "spot" metering in an attempt to get a focus on the tree that was lit up by the street light behind it, not realising the amount of light that would be reflected by the snow. (This sounds obvious, but it was my first attempt at these late night shots) On reflection I believe I should have used "Pattern". any advice would be well received..

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