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Midnight Sun

Posted by
Mooie (Vancouver, Canada) on 10 March 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The view from Keno Hill is north facing and the valleys below so fast that you can watch the end of the suns arc downwards and the beginning of it's ascent in about half an hour. It will feel like "dusk/dawn" for between 6-8 hours. This is at about 6am a few days after the solstice.

PENTAX Optio M50 1/400 second F/5.4 ISO 64 27 mm

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tataray from france, France

Très belles couleurs.)

10 Mar 2013 11:04am

@tataray: Merci :-)

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Very beautiful, with a fascinating bottom part.

10 Mar 2013 11:36am

@Basile Pesso: Thanks a lot... I think that is actually the hood or roof of my car

Devi from Chennai, India

Phew !!! Awesome shot Mooie....Love this :-)))

10 Mar 2013 12:00pm

@Devi: Thank you!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The smoothness of the water is hypnotically beautiful, and the whole shot rocks.

10 Mar 2013 3:24pm

@Rick: Thanks a lot! I didn't notice that part when I posted (this shot is kind of old).... and I have a feeling the part that looks like water might be part of my 4Runner.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Intensely quiet sunset shot.

10 Mar 2013 4:09pm

@Curly: True... and I had that entire view all to myself for the entire night. Best view of the solstice all to myself. Crazy!!

*M.Я.G* from Tehran, Iran

lovely sot

10 Mar 2013 4:24pm

@*M.Я.G*: Thanks!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lovely light and sky.

10 Mar 2013 8:09pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks a lot!

destani from mashhad, Iran

Great shot ! very nice. 5*****

10 Mar 2013 8:11pm

@destani: Thank you :-)

Abena from Illinois, United States

Gee that is some gorgeous midnight sun, it looks like a scene from a movie like dream...Hypnotic really is the word! Love the bottom and the whole shot.

10 Mar 2013 10:10pm

@Abena: Man, everybody is diggin' that bottom bit... which I think is my truck!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is gorgeous. My eye is drawn to that pool of perfect light being reflected off a lake, perhaps.

11 Mar 2013 12:10am

@Steve Rice: Thanks a lot... The "lake" is my 4Runner... which I think now has a nickname :-)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The Summer Solstice does have a magical effect on whoever sees it

11 Mar 2013 9:36am

@CElliottUK: It does! Every year I feel a little tug on my heartstrings to head back up there :-) I take it you have seen it, then?

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I did actually see sunrise at Stonehenge about 5 years ago. Now, before you get all misty eyed with thoughts of just a few druids and me communing with the sun....if I told you that 20,000 people were there, and it was cloudy, so no one saw anything anyway. you have a more accurate picture!!!!

14 Mar 2013 8:41am

@CElliottUK: Well I'm definitely misty eyed... but for the missed expectation of 20,000 druids. And you. :-)

PENTAX Optio M50
1/400 second
ISO 64
27 mm