As we approach the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, I thought it would be interesting to post the view from our window as we approached the longest day. The sun was setting in the northwest about 10pm (British Summer Time, which was 1 hour ahead of GMT). Today it set at 15.38 GMT.
Apologies to all my TE friends whom I have been neglecting recently. I have been concentrating on getting calendars printed of my best pictures as presents for family and friends.
PS Workshop shows the scene in daylight.
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anesugur (18789) 2009-12-05 14:52
Wonderful shot, good lighting!
Great sharpness and beautiful colors.
batalay (40385) 2009-12-06 0:58
With this superb post dating back 6 1/2 years you highlight the dramatic difference in the hours of the setting of the sun experienced in the far north. Wow! 22.00 vs 15.38 GMT. On June 21, 1994 we were on a cruise at the North Cape, and I took a photograph at midnight, as the sun came down, failed to set, then started going up again (in the language of a geocentric earth). How that 23.5° tilt of the earth's axis effects us all, even that bird perched on a what appears to be a mast.
Warm wishes for the impending holiday season.
ymrk (15085) 2009-12-06 9:17
Very clear sharpen and to be honest I've liked a lot the little reflection on the puddle..Regards,
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-12-08 11:09
Great sunset picture withg lovely colours
I like a lot how you framed it and the reflections
All the best
jmdias (68615) 2009-12-25 6:01
a very nice sunset view. I liked these reflections in the foreground, very beautiful compo. congratulations
a happy 2010 for you and your family
Ricx (13495) 2010-01-05 4:36
Dear Winifred, What a lovely shot.. I have always liked reflections and this ones , with the contrast of the boats and buildings is lovely. Your collection of photographs are most interesting and it goes to show we dont have to have todays modern cameras to get a good shot.. its just made it easier and possibly lazier for an amateur photographer like myself. Have a woinderful year and keep posting. Rich
Docarmo (9767) 2010-01-13 21:20
They're lucky, your friends and family, having so beautiful pictures on their calendars! It is a good idea for Christmas presents!
This sunset is fantastic, I like the reflection in the foreground and the silhouettes forming a nice entryway to this wide and colourful sky. We can see a little brilliant white point on the sky - the moon? Venus?
Thanks for sharing,
mafegan (8626) 2010-02-20 20:11
An informative posting and very interesting to see the same scene at a different time of the day in the workshop. I have always enjoyed the long summer evenings when I have lived further away from the equator - in Europe or the South Island of New Zealand. Beautiful sunset with a variety of silhouetted shapes including a seagull in profile - and the reflections are very colourful. Tfs, Marlene