Night in Newmarket

Since it’s the first day of December today, I thought it’ll be fitting to post a Christmas scene, taken just last night in the thriving city of Newmarket. I hope I can keep up with these wintry scenes though – it’s not a joke to be out there in the bitter cold, and I can’t stress that enough.

Newmarket is one of those secondary cities that’s much less glamorized than London for example, but that definitely is not an excuse to not visit. I actually favor shooting these lesser-known and lesser-visited places because I have more of a palette to work from. You don’t see a lot of photographs of them in the web, and sometimes that’s a good thing. Winter is also my favorite time of the year to shoot, oddly enough. The skies are pure and cleaner and I get better blues at twilight. But it’s also the most challenging time to be out there and it takes more out of you to get motivated. I just have to remind myself to keep my eyes on the ball all the time.

Fun Fact about Newmarket : Newmarket is the mecca of English horse racing, with this sport dating back to 1174. There are more than 2,500 horses with most stables located in the centre of the town.

Newmarket's iconic landmark, the clock tower in High Street which was built by Richard Arber, celebrates Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1887 although it was officially opened in 1890. It takes 115 turns to fully wind the clock every week.

Rush hour at the roundabout.


3 responses

    • Thanks, Rex! It was about 30°F but it’s the wind that kills you. The temp is going down too in the days to come, and I’m not looking forward to it. I bet it’s colder where you’re at.

      • Unfortunately, yes. It’s colder here. -5ºC today. A couple of weeks ago we had windchill of -40ºC. We were the second coldest place on earth that day. We were beaten by a location in Antarctica, lol. Stay warm on your expeditions!

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