Photo Corners

A   S C R A P B O O K   O F   S O L U T I O N S   F O R   T H E   P H O T O G R A P H E R

Enhancing the enjoyment of taking pictures with news that matters, features that entertain and images that delight. Published frequently.

Fall Back Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

31 October 2015

Only a public service announcement (of the most significant kind) would oblige us to interrupt a holiday like Halloween (or the weekend, for that matter). But you might want to stay up with a Snickers or two before you hit the sack tonight. The occasion? The end of Daylight Saving Time (for those of us under its thumb) at 2 a.m. tomorrow. Which instantly becomes 1 a.m. again.

That trick is a treat that can turn into another hour's sleep.

Fortunately our computers and smartphones are smart enough to set themselves. But that's about it. The rest require "intervention," as surgeons like to call it.

After many years of experimentation, we've settled on changing all the clocks when making the rounds before retiring on Saturday night. We count our blessings the old VCR has been retired, but there's still the cordless phones, the toaster oven, the microwave, the oven, the kitchen clock (why four clocks in one room?), the assorted clock/radios, the shop clock, the atomic clock in the bunker and the clock in the car before we can hit the sack.

Guess which one we still manage to forget. Right, the clocks in our cameras. Hence this public service announcement. Set the clock in your cameras for the end of Daylight Saving Time tonight.

If you didn't get this notification in time, you can always use our free Photo Time Machine to set things right. We're here to help, after all.

BackBack to Photo Corners