Days are short and dark in November and we photographers suffer from a syndrome of not-enough-sunny-landscapes-with-ever-so-blue-skies. Instead of sitting at home and complaining however, I prefer to go out and take some night shots. It is such fun to photograph light trails in the city! I really like the long tendrils of colourful lights that form in front of my eyes thanks to the passing cars and busses. Reasonable long exposure can produce some wonderful eye-catching images. To achieve good result, the right location is essential. Any city centre is good, as long as there are some nice buildings and street lighting. I have chosen Wimbledon, as this lovely town is at my doorstep and there is plenty of traffic. I have spent a lot of time discovering all interesting places there when I have worked on my latest book, “Portrait of Wimbledon” and know all winding roads, multiple roads that merge together and some traffic islands that are perfect for this type of photography, as the trails curve and mix. Two-way traffic is excellent, as red light (of the cars moving away) blend with white lights (cars coming towards you). Before you even ask, where is the promise fun of night photography, I rush to assure you that not in standing there in the cold! I find it hilarious though that I have been approached countless times by people telling me that it is too dark to take pictures!!! Many times I giggled when I heard parents’ explanation to the child’s question “why is this lady taking pictures in the dark” (because she didn’t have time earlier, is my favourite explanation). Only when I show to well meaning but clueless people the twisting shapes of the light trails, they become engaged and drawn to the array of colours. Shooting light trails is a lot of fun, trust me! And holding in my frozen hands a mug of a hot chocolate afterwards feels sooooo good!