(Not a very good photo, but I thought it was interesting and it does seem to convey the feel of a cold night in mid-winter. The orange cast in the foreground came from an old mercury-vapor yard light that spread a little of its light there.)
An unusual photo with the vapor light that reminds me of old classic photos. I think the moon and clouds gives the photo a quality of timelessness, a suspension of some sort. The vapor light seems to prompt the viewer to pan to the right and see a courtyard? Plaza? Cafe? It’s kind of an Ansel Adams with mysterious off-camera events. I like the photo.
Actually, if you could pan to the right, you would see my house: the photo looks out the driveway. I like to walk out the driveway late at night, look over the river and listen to the sound of the rapids just down stream.
The photo was taken at about 1:30 AM. I like to walk sometimes in the night when there is no one else stirring and the moon was very bright that night. Yes, in winter it gets dark here quite early, but in summer our days are very long.
I haven’t noticed a connection between a full moon and cold temperatures, but there is a direct correlation here between clear skies and cold weather because Arctic air fronts that sweep down here bring both clear skies and very cold temperatures. Beautiful, but cold.