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Happy Solar New Year!

Happy Solar New Year!
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Basil (mbasil) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Sky
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, Tiffen Grad ND 0.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-28 23:35
Viewed: 3747
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have been photographing the sunrise for a while now. I have been entranced by the very different compositions I have been working with. It occured to me that the contrast between where the sun rises on the shortest and longest days of the year might make for an interesting study. So here it is (use the lighthouse for reference). The top image is taken near the winter solstice (Jun 22 in the southern hemisphere), the bottom near the summer solstice (Dec 22 here in the south). The other intriguing aspect for those of us raised in the northern hemisphere is that the sun travels north through the sky (so the north side is the warm side).

Evelynn asked about the times. The top one was taken at 7:11 a.m., the bottom at 5:53 a.m. (DST). So that's 7:11 versus 4:53 -- 2 hours and 15 minutes apart -- not all that different at 35 degrees latitude (at least not like the difference at 50 degrees back home -- 8:00 versus 4:30)!

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To Evelynn: 2 hours 15 minutes!mbasil 1 12-31 03:52
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Mike merhaba,aynı yerin yaz ve kış renklerini ne güzel sunmuşsun.Yazın sıcaklığı benim için rahatlatıcı,kışın soğuk renkleri ise durgunlaştırıcı.Harika bir sunum,ellerine sağlık :)

This is interesting Mike. It's a perfect subject for TN. The only thing you didn't mention is the hour that you took each one. How much later is sunrise in winter compared to summer? The sunlight clouds in both images are really nice.

Evelynn : )

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