It's not really a night-time photo. Almost, but not completely. But there isn't a discussion space called, "Almost Night-time Photos", either. But it's almost dark, he mutters. Almost. Well. ..... On our trip to Japan this last autumn, Alice and I arrived just after a typhoon, and the first full day was spent getting acclimated to Kyoto, with the close of the day spent wandering around the grounds of the To-ji Temple, not far from Kyoto Station, and close to our hotel. It's lovely, with a five tiered pagoda, built and rebuilt five times, most recently in 1643. The kondo (main hall) and the pagoda have a lovely accompanying garden, including a water pool. Arriving later in the day is a bit problematic in the autumn, as the grounds close before 1700h, and the sun is setting close onto that time. A lot to see, little time, and the skies are beginning to turn into colour with the late day haze. But children are everywhere, running back and forth, and as children do, when they run up to the water's edge, the turtles trying to absorb the last rays of the sun jump (as much as turtles may) into the water, only to climb back up after a few moments. It must be terribly hard to be a turtle in the grounds and water of a temple, for children are always running, and each day, a new group of children will come to the temple grounds. But the sun is setting now, the light is shifting quickly over the kondo, a red line limning the edge of the ridgepost of another building. After a day of splashing back and forth into the water, climbing back up time and again, now, now the turtles may sleep. D100, 12-24mm AFS/DX, 1/320s, f/4, processed in NC, no crop Even if it's not night - always shoot. John P.