Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The Midnight Sun



We'd had a grey - if enjoyable - day watching ice falling into the sea. It was late, we were tired... but then we looked out of the window and noticed the world was glowing.

Seriously. Glowing.

I yawned, stretched, and suggested - since it was ten to twelve - that we should go out for a walk and experience the honest-to-God midnight sun. And I'm so glad we did, because it was the best light we had on the whole holiday.

To prove just how amazing it was, I've taken these photos straight from the camera - for this entire post I've done no editing, not even the smallest of tweaks.

Midnight light

Sledges

Midnight light

Ilulissat Icefjord

Transport...Ilulissat steps

Even the puppies looked more sweet under the glow of the midnight sun.

Husky and puppies

And because I'm a child at heart, it was fun to play with the super-long shadows to generate an unusual self-portrait.

Shadow Portrait


27 comments:

Lee Ryan said...

fantastic pictures!!!

Steve & Sarah Travel the Long Way Round said...

Beautiful shots. That type of light only comes around so often, glad you took advantage.

LindyLouMac said...

I have experienced the midnight sun but not so far north, the light is amazing and the photos. I love the giant shadow!

The Only Girl said...

Wow! These are awesome pictures! What a gorgeous place.

travellersyarn said...

Wonderful photos - they capture the wonder of the midnight sun.

Mama Hen said...

Rachel I love these photos! What an amazing experience! I really love the puppy picture and the last shot is great! The light must have been so spectacular! I really enjoy checking in on your blog each day!

Mama Hen

lakeviewer said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! MAGICAL.

Kristin said...

You've just added another place to my travel lust list. GORGEOUS photos!

ScoMan said...

Midnight sun? I'd never heard of it. But it does provide some awesome lighting. Especially on the huskies.

BLOGitse said...

Me too - a child at heart - till the end! :)

Midnight sun - I've lived many of them in Finland :) It's difficult to sleep when it's too bright or you need to have special curtains to keep a bedroom dark...
Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!
Greetings from Casa,
BLOGitse

Toni said...

Truely breath-taking photos Rach. Simple but pure elegance...Mother Nature really does spoil us at times! x

Chef E said...

Rachel, this is gorgeous! glorious! mostly wish I was there to enjoy it too...

liliannattel said...

Those pictures glow, especially the first couple. The light is magical, I agree.

Kel said...

Beautiful! As always, I love your photos!

Deirdre said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Deirdre said...

The clarity and composition in each photo is absolutely amazing. I envy much. :)

Emma said...

Brilliant pictures! It looks amazing!! x

Louiz said...

The midnight sun is a weird thing. I spent a week in Tromso in the north of Norway. It is really odd to look out of the window and see people sunbathing at 1 in the morning. And yes, beautiful light.

JoJo said...

I love how skinny I look in my shadow!

Fly Girl said...

Gorgeous! I never imagined that Greenland was so magical.

Kazzy said...

These pictures are incredible! I love the glow.

Tabor said...

You have done a creative job of taking us there. Land of the midnight sun! I particularly like that last photo.

Elizabeth Braun said...

I love this post and the photos. I's also love to see it for myself, but I fear that hubby wouldn't be too pleased unless we had a very dark place to sleep - the smallest light disturbs him and the slightest noise disturbs me, so our ideal room is pretty grim!!!

Sarah (Chez Lee) said...

Amazing light in these beautiful photos and that shadow is super long!!!

Holly said...

I think I missed this post the first time...GORGEOUS photos. Really cool. What an amazing vacation. I feel like I need an experience like that right now.

Mark Green said...

Wow, amazing shots! Must have been strange getting your head around the daylight at midnight... It looks crisp and clean and unblemished by materialism. Refreshing in this modern world gone mad! What a fantastic place.

Jenny Woolf said...

Most unusual - wow. There is something rather romantic about Northern light at all times of year. It must have been absolutely stunning to see the sea and the ice. And I love the husky pic.

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping in! I'd love to hear what you have to say, and if you leave a URL, I'll be round to visit you soon. (Comment moderation is on because the spam has become overwhelming!)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...