Thursday, December 23, 2010

Winter Solstice

The Shortest Day of the Year

December 22 was the shortest day of the year. Supposedly the Winter Solstice is the first day of winter. I would have to disagree about that as winter arrived a long time ago. But from now on the days will only get longer and I'm all for that sort of thing. So to celebrate that here is the UFO-like sunset I spotted at 14:27 yesterday.

30 comments:

Olivier said...

waouhhh c'est t

CaT said...

amazing!!!
im also glad days are getting longer again...

Scylla said...

Jag trodde du lyckats pricka månförmörkelsen, vid första anblicken. God jul!

Wibbo said...

Terrific photo!

Merry Christmas, Steffe :oD

brattcat said...

remarkable image!

John said...

Great shot, definitely one for the 'X Files'.

Rowen said...

Beautiful image, and it definitely captures the feeling of being the darkest part of the year.

cieldequimper said...

I forget how 14:27 would be sunset already in the North. This is a fabulous almost primitive shot Steffe. Have a wonderful Christmas. God Jul!

Jørgen Carlsen said...

Unusual - I look forward to your portraits again.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Wonderful... have not seen like this anywhere in KL..
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas !

billyB said...

Fantastic!

Steffe said...

God Jul everyone.

I will try to get a few winter portraits soon Jørgen.

Julie said...

Astounding capture, Steffe. Such a slash of colour in the current monochrome landscape. Two thirty in the afternoon ... ugh!!

Sequim Daily Photo said...

That is surreal, I can't believe the color in it. Beautiful shot.

Jude said...

Wow. Amazing. It's raining in Colorado, USA. The snow is melting.

Johnny said...

Cuanta nieve, buemas composiciones¡¡
Spain is diferent jajajaj

Luis Gomez said...

Great shot Steffe!

Jarart said...

This leaves me speechless!

Sharon Creech said...

Extraordinary and beautiful.

MrsLittleJeans said...

I celebrate solstice for the same reason...longer days. What a shot! Thanks!

Leif Hagen said...

Magical and mysterious photo! Valdigt bra gjort, Steffe!
God Jul

Carola said...

This sunset is awesome. And I'm surprised about the time. Did know it's late, but so late, uhh.
Yes, it's good that the days get longer now.

Jack said...

That is pretty awesome.

RedPat said...

Incredible! God Jul!!

Dan said...

A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

bfarr said...

Cool shot.

Kris said...

That is a ripping shot.

From the (almost) very bottom of the World down here in Tasmania, I wish you a very Merry Christmas/Yule/Jul/Winter Solstice/Summer Solstice/Amaterasu/Brumalia/ Deygān/Dōngzhì/Hanukkah/Hogmanay/Jonkonnu/Korochun/Kolyada/koleda/Wren day/Lenæa/Meán Geimhridh/Lohri/Midvinterblót/Modranicht/Mummer's Day/Rozhanitsa Feast/Şewy Yelda/Soyalangwul/Ziemassvētki/Āshūrā/Ras as-Sana al-Hijreya or whatever festival you choose to celebrate!

If you’re opting out this year, have a great time in the next few weeks and keep up the good work!

laurence said...

God Jul !
thanks for this amazing picture !

Eyeliquor said...

Great catch!
Well done!

Martin Singleton said...

Unusual sunset, really like this picture.