Land of the Midnight Sun (6 images)

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  1. Alex_B

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    1: A German car north of the arctic circle
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    2: Snow and water
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    3: [SIZE=-1]Luleå harbour (Baltic sea close to the Swedish-Finnish border)[/SIZE]
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    4: Midnight
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    5: 11 pm
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    6: 1 am
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    BTW, the colours are more or less real ...

    All sorts of comments welcome :)
     
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    The last one is fantastic, and the title of this one really brings forth the title of the thread. Looks chilly, but a beautiful area of the world.
     
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    Wow! wish I was there. Must be very interesting to see a light sky for 24 hours.

    Eric
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow, I am all fascinated by the light and mist in the last photo here! Wonderful scene that you saw and captured.
    But hey, all these are cool, for I also like the one taken only 2 hours earlier than the last with the "evening" sun at 11p.m. ... and the photo of the quay at midnight shows nicely what it looks like when it is "darkest".
     
  5. Alex_B

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    Thanks guys !

    Well, the midnight one was taken several weeks before no.5 and no.6, therefore it was much darker than it would have been when 5 and 6 were taken.

    All three are taken just slightly south of the arctic circle near [SIZE=-1]Luleå[/SIZE], so the sun DOES dissapear behind the horizon for a couple of minutes. But that does not mean it gets dark ;)

    Oh, BTW, the last one was taken just a couple of minutes from my office and also just a couple of minutes from my apartment. Actually I had some important work to do and was working VERY late, so I went for a short stroll to get my brain working again .. I ended up with walking for 3 hours because it was so nice!

    Interesting it is indeed, but it completely wrecks your day/night rythm and you get by far less sleep than you normally get ;)

    Certainly beautiful, and I feel privileged everytime I have the chance to work and live there :)
    It is less chilly than you think, in the summer its is very warm, if not hot (for my standards) and dry. At least in daytime.
     
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    what an excellent set of photos
    just love 2,4,5 & 6
     
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    Lovely series! The last 2 are my faves...#5 looks so serene, and #6 is so moody with the mist and soft coloured light. Thanks for sharing these.
     
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    I love 6, 5 is nice too. Very nice series.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    thanks to you all! inspires me to dig out more :)
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Wow! Beatiful shots you've got here! Makes me wish I could visit there, despite the cold!
     
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    neat shots, it always amazes me that it stays light that long in other places around the world. It's almost completely dark by 6pm here now. The reminds of fishing at 10pm in British Columbia when the sun was still shining.
     
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    Thanks again!

    I will try to dig out more :)
     

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