Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Three Hour Sunset...

The summer solstice, the longest day of the year, but for once the weather on Iceland was not cooperating. After spending 14 hours photographing around Lake Myvatn, my son Johan and I were done. 10:00 PM, thick cloud cover, and the light was failing. We were tired and ready for bed, so we drove the forty kilometers back to our house outside of Husavik, made some dinner and got ready for bed. At 11:30PM Johan said "look at the sun" which was now between the low cloud cover and the horizon. We grabbed our cameras and went to photograph the sunset.
Three hours and 274 images later the sun still hadn't gone down, nor was it going to; it was on it's way back up again, but we had enjoyed a 3 hour sunset on the longest day of the year, and drove along the Northern coast of Iceland taking sunset pictures all along the way...

It started here at 11:56PM

20 kilometers later at 1:00AM  

1:41AM as sparsely populated as Iceland is, we were not alone.

Back to Husavik harbor at 2:03 AM

And finally at 2:12 AM...

2:30AM and we were back at our house, hungry and tired. 

 After a late dinner/early breakfast we collapsed into our beds until 9:00 in the morning, when our pursuit of the light began once more...
For more Iceland images see the post from our first trip to Iceland

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