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2009-07-14

the shortest night: 11.20 PM

Stockholm is far south of the Arctic Circle so we don't get to see the midnight sun. But our nights still glow in that Nordic light. Take a look at this photo from Husby-Sjuhundra Church, west of Norrtälje. At 11.20 PM, this is Midsummer in Roslagen - the coastal areas of province Uppland. See more?

Husby-Sjuhundra kyrka, Norrtälje (map) 21 June 2009

9 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Incredible, but I know it is true. It always different to see something with your eyes. Nice idea for a photo.

Steffe said...

Nothing better than a summer night.

Peter Fristedt said...

It's terrible for your famous dark blue night photos Per.

Saretta said...

That's a lot of light for that time of the evening...so interesting!

Halcyon said...

I love the stone facade. What a gorgeous building.

Hope you will still be able to get the August theme photo! It's a night shot.

Per Stromsjo said...

If only there was a way to save excessive hours of daylight in sort of a Sunny Savings' Account.

Vogon Poet: The other side of the coin of course being all those days with scarcely any decent daylight at all - half a year from now.

Steffe: Amen to that.

Peter Fristedt: On the contrary. Now I can finally take daytime shots without actually having to go out at daytime! ;)

Saretta: Sometimes a bit too interesting, it can be difficult to sleep through a night like this.

Halcyon: Yet another one of our countless remarkable old churches.

Thanks all for sharing this Midsummer Night's Dream in Roslagen.

JM said...

This is great! I've watched the shortest night in the southern hemisphere when I was visiting Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia), Argentina in December 2001.

Jacob said...

My goodness! Great for photography, though! Does it ever get totally dark?

Per Stromsjo said...

Roslagen has been an endless source of inspiration for poets, composers and the rest of us. It doesn't always have to do with summer but more often than not it does.

JM: Goodness, I haven't even set foot on the southern half of this planet but Ushuaia is certainly on the list and I can imagine what Christmas would be like in such a place.

Jacob: Actually, it's not that great for photography. We already have more daylight than we need and could do with a change. It certainly gets a lot darker but not totally dark. You couldn't shoot any black skies here at this time of year, we have enough of those during the winter.

Thanks all!

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