Winter Solstice Adventure

The Longest Shortest Day

Back in June of 2017, I headed out with the camera to create some landscape images on the summer solstice.  You can see the images I created that day along with the video I made by clicking here.

I really enjoyed that day so I knew that when winter solstice came along in December I was going to spend the day out with the camera.  Being the shortest day of the year it shouldn't have been nearly as tiring as the summer solstice.

Unfortunately when winter solstice did come around the weather was grey and overcast.  I had checked the weather forecast the night before and had planned my locations to suit the weather.  I'm all for "embracing the grey", but a full day might well be a challenge too far even for me! 

As with summer solstice, I spent the day capturing images and filming my experiences.  It was definitely a tough day.  Maybe I was tired, maybe I was feeling challenged, but one thing is for sure, it sure did feel like a long day.  However, saying all that I did have some great experiences, and if you watch all the video you'll see something special happen right at the end.

Enjoy!

 

A Winter Solstice Gallery

As always I do hope you enjoyed watching my adventures.  I tried to make the most of the weather conditions and the images I took that day both reflect my varying moods and the conditions I had to work with.

You'll have seen these images in the video, but here they are again in case you want a closer look.

 Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35 mm f/4 VR at 19 mm, 180 seconds at ISO 64, f/11, Lee Filters circular polariser and Big Stopper.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35 mm f/4 VR at 19 mm, 180 seconds at ISO 64, f/11, Lee Filters circular polariser and Big Stopper.

 Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35 mm f/4 VR at 19 mm, 180 seconds at ISO 64, f/11, Lee Filters circular polariser, ND grad and Big Stopper.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35 mm f/4 VR at 19 mm, 180 seconds at ISO 64, f/11, Lee Filters circular polariser, ND grad and Big Stopper.

 Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35 mm f/4 VR at 18 mm, 180 seconds at ISO 64, f/13, Lee Filters circular polariser, ND grad and Big Stopper.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35 mm f/4 VR at 18 mm, 180 seconds at ISO 64, f/13, Lee Filters circular polariser, ND grad and Big Stopper.

 Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35 mm f/4 VR at 18 mm, 8 seconds at ISO 64, f/13, Lee Filters circular polariser, ND grad and Little Stopper.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35 mm f/4 VR at 18 mm, 8 seconds at ISO 64, f/13, Lee Filters circular polariser, ND grad and Little Stopper.

 Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35 mm f/4 VR at 17 mm, 4.8 seconds at ISO 64, f/13, Lee Filters circular polariser, ND grad and Little Stopper.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35 mm f/4 VR at 17 mm, 4.8 seconds at ISO 64, f/13, Lee Filters circular polariser, ND grad and Little Stopper.

Well, I do hope you enjoyed those images and my winter solstice video.  Did you head out for winter solstice?  Have you had days where landscape photography has been both a joy and a drag?  Let me know in the comments below.