It is the Autumn Equinox, the time of year which should be the most depressing.
The Winter Solstice is the darkest day of the year, but at least things are moving in the right direction – from then on the days will be getting longer again.
At the Spring Equinox, the days are finally longer than the nights, and they are getting longer.
At the Summer Solstice, the days start getting shorter but you won’t feel it for some time, and in the meantime you will have plenty of sunlight.
But at this time of year, the days are becoming shorter and shorter, and they are now shorter than the nights.
But we can find pleasure in the little things. For example, nature is never more beautiful than in the autumn.
Or you just need plain dumb luck. Like being in the right place at the right time and manage to shoot the lake when there is almost no wind to disturb the reflections. And of course hold the camera right so the opposite shore doesn’t tilt (at least not noticeably).
I’m not a great photographer, normally. But I am an opportunist, and I do get lucky. 🙂