It’s Saturday morning October 29; the day after my birthday. As I am driving my two youngest daughters to their violin lessons I can’t help but noticing the light outside. It’s beautiful, but as is only too often the case, I can’t do anything with it other than enjoy it while keeping myself and my daughters safe in traffic. It’s still early and not that busy on the road so an occasional peek to the left is possible. In that direction, the sun is trying to break through the clouds and every now and then it succeeds. Even my daughters agree it does all look rather splendid. During the violin lessons, a plan for capturing the autumnal display of colours is forming in my head: into the woods! After violin lessons, orchestra rehearsal and some shopping, we return home somewhere around two ‘o clock in the afternoon. I check the weather forecast and realize the plan needs changing. A picture of autumn colours, low light and a partly cloudy sky is in my head now. I’m planning on following the Damsterdiep canal from the village where I live (in the province of Groningen, The Netherlands) towards Appingedam. I’m going to stay on the south side of the canal so the sunlight will shine on the trees on the north side. Near the village of Winneweer I find what I’m looking for.december 2016 issue of David Noton’s ‘Chasing The Light’ magazine. This can only be viewed when you are a member of the magazine.