Midnight Sun

We have been fortunate that our sojourn in the northern fjords of Iceland has coincided with clear skies. At these latitudes within a stone’s throw of the Arctic Circle, the golden light of the sun lingers for almost an hour. The midnight sun is a marvelous spectacle, but even more arresting are the warm tones it paints over the Icelandic landscape.

Last night the skies lit up over Skjálfandi Bay near Húsavík. Also seen to the left is Lundey (“Puffin Island”).

Midnight Sun over Skjálfandi Bay near Húsavík

Midnight sun over Skjálfandi Bay near Húsavík
5D Mark II, 24-105L, Singh-Ray Reverse GND filter


A few days earlier, a drive along Skagafjörður was richly rewarded.

Farmhouse on Skagafjörður awash in the midnight sun

Farmhouse on Skagafjörður awash in the midnight sun
5D Mark II, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

Midnight along Skagafjörður

Midnight along Skagafjörður
5D Mark II, 24-105L

  • Mitch Cohen - August 29, 2010 - 3:54 pm

    These are absolutely awesome pictures. I especially love the first one of the midnight sun. Magnificent!ReplyCancel

  • Mitch Cohen - August 29, 2010 - 3:53 pm

    Great photos. The first picture of the midnight sun is especially awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Arun - June 17, 2010 - 11:50 pm

    Blessed is the land (photographically speaking) that has the sun at midnight!ReplyCancel

  • Rajan P. Parrikar - June 17, 2010 - 8:33 am

    The Singh-Ray Reverse GND filter is neutral and does nothing to alter the colour.ReplyCancel

  • Thaths - June 17, 2010 - 7:23 am

    Are the colors on the first photo (the one with the Singh Ray ND filter) natural or from the filters?

    It must be nice to photograph on places where the golden hour lasts hours on end. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sanjeev - June 16, 2010 - 9:22 pm

    Simply surreal !ReplyCancel

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