Northern Sunset

A recent flight to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories produced this airport photo of the setting sun.

Fabulous colours.

In this northern clime, the position of the Earth relative to the sun produces these spectacular, angled sunsets.

A few days ago, I took this photo as part of a series of shots.

Muted winter light.

I love the light here, especially at this time of year when it is scattered in the most arresting way. And it is now also becoming very precious as we move into the shortest days of the year.

The light dispersal as it bounces off ice crystals gives this picture a slightly pink tone.

I hope to take many more pictures as I explore this land of light.

What are your favourite views at this time of year?

12 thoughts on “Northern Sunset”

    1. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚
      My home is actually in the Okanagan Valley of BC – winter hasn’t reached there either. But I am acclimating to this northern weather and I find it so beautiful.

  1. Do you live at the North Pole? I live in a metropolitan suburb of Chicago, so my landscape photos with trees have streets or houses in them. I just switched my header photo to one I shot through a high window at a townhouse where I lived for a year.

    It’s blustery and cold here today. Stay warm up there in the frozen tundra.

    1. Hahaha. ๐Ÿ™‚ Nope. I am actually 3600 km south of it. That’s about 36 hrs of driving – the only problem is that you can’t drive to the North Pole. ๐Ÿ™‚ But that gives you an idea of where I am. Even so, I am still very north, and it shows in the weather.
      I am staying warm – that’s something that northerners have really figured out how to do. All I have to do is pay attention. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. To me, where you live is the north pole. Seen any little guys with pointy ears lately? They’re probably busy this time of year. Hehehe. Anyway, shipped out your package yesterday. Have a great weekend.

        1. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚
          No pointy eared dudes yet. You’re right – they’re all busy right now. I’ll probably see them out x-country skiing next month on the frozen lake. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. That shot you took of the sunset Lynette reminded me of how there is a ring of gold around the earth at all times.Right where the light goes into the shade.Anywhere along that ring of fire at any time will produce excellent shots! The problem is that the earth is moving,so we cannot stay in the ring,we can only pass through it.

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