The Gallery – Light

Very lucky up here on Shetland.  Very lucky indeed.  When it’s there, the light is fantastic.  We get the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets, crepuscular rays blasting through the clouds and illuminating sea and land, double-rainbows arcing across the sky.  But one of the best things about Shetland is the lack of light at night.

A couple of weeks ago, Venus sat near the moon.  Now I freely admit I need a far better camera (and steadier hands), but my phone gave me this:

I didn’t manage to catch Jupiter as well as the clouds rolled in.

Last night, if the moon wasn’t full, it was very nearly there.  And Jupiter was out to play again.

So there you go.  Light, or the lack of it.  It’s now light when I’m bringing the kids home from school, light when we wake in the morning at 6.  The year is turning.  By the end of June it’s impossible to take photos like these in Shetland as it’s too light!  Doesn’t stop the moon from looking stunning, though – expect photos. (If we could have “the moon” as the theme for the gallery in June/July, that’d be grand!)

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