Thursday, June 25, 2009

Midnight Skywatch Friday

Midnatt nere vid vattnet.

Midnight down by the water.

Solnedgång och soluppgång på ett foto. =)

Sunset and sunrise in one photo. =)


Jag stod för nära ett silver tärne bo och fick mig en ny frisyr på köpet.

I was standing too close to an arctic tern nest and got a new hairstyle to go.


Älv dans på en vik som vi passerade på vägen hem.

Fairy dance on a bay that we passed on our way home. (According to Swedish folklore the mist that sometimes cover the fields and waters are fairies dancing.)

Skywatch Friday is open to anyone that's willing to follow their rules, and they have over 300 posters each weekend. Go to the site and have a look at skies from all over the world.

57 comments:

Rob Ripma said...

Awesome shots, those terns really will go after you won't they!!!

Dagrun said...

Så nydelig! Og ja, fugler vokter vel sine reder. Stilig bilde.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures! Great shot with the tern!

Happy SWF!

Torsdag said...

Wonderful series, nice to live in area with "Midnattsol".
Hartmut

Robin said...

Beautiful soft skies. I travelled through Sweden and Scandinavia this time of year back when I was in college. Those magical semi-twilight nights were something I'll remember always.

Guy D said...

Excellent sky shots, thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

foto CHIP said...

Åh så fina bilder! Vilken harmoni - utom i fågelbilden :) Ser att tärnan var irriterad på dig :)

Vita Stunder said...

Mycket vackra bilder!!! :)

Ha en fin helg!
Anna

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love seeing what Midnight looks like! This time of year that looks like 9 0r 9:30pm here in East Gwillimbury. ;-) Thanks for posting this!

Sarah said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love the 4th shot especially - the reflections are stunning.S

Esther Garvi said...

Vilka vackra bilder!! Ælskar pastellfærger på himlen... :-D

Ebie said...

Love the serenity and tranquility of both the ocean and skies! Have a great weekend!

Tranquility said...

I love the fairy dance photo.

The sun is viewable at midnight where you are? Amazing. Very beautiful views!

VALKYRIEN said...

Veldig behagelige og vakre bilder! Og det med ternen er jeg morsomt! Synes jeg hører "svisjet" idet den flyr forbi! Stilig!

entrefotos said...

Congratulations...

Nice colours and great close-up's.

earthtoholly said...

Wow. I love the reflections in those shots...the water was so still. Nice color, too! Happy SWF!

ellievellie said...

I have an urge to frame your work! This is real art! Very stylish!

Photo Cache said...

Great collection of images. I found the first one really stunning.

Ida said...

Veldig VAKKERT! :)

Aussie Nikki in USA said...

Lovely shots! And birds can be scary sometimes!!

My Skywatch is here

Rose said...

Very beautiful series...

erin said...

wonderful captures and love that fourth shot the best with the pink reflection in the water...also like the tern.
have a wonderful weekend.

Wren said...

Lovely photos - I hope the tern only rearranged your hair with his wings. Not all gifts from the sky are welcome!

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful.

Pearl Maple said...

Ever so pretty photos to celebrate the sky. Too funny with the bird shot, they move so fast and do not always look at where they are going.

Tom said...

Fantastic shots, I like the thought of the dancing fairy's.
Tom
My post are: Sky Blue and Sky Poem

Glennis said...

The midnight sun at Solstice time, I shall never see it but I can catch a glimpse through your photos.
The tern picture is very interesting, seems it attached you.

magiceye said...

awesome captures!

joo said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos!!!!

Tammie Lee said...

each image, soft and lovely~

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the idea of mist being fairies dancing! Very romantic! Lovely series of photos!

Helena/Bildbloggerian och Fototriss said...

Midnattssol är ju fantastiskt! Jag har aldrig fått uppleva den längst upp i norr, men nån gång hoppas jag få göra det!

Anne-Berit said...

Du verden så fine bilder,og fargene er så duse og myke,virkelig flott.

jabblog said...

Absolutely magical sea and sky photos!
(I love the idea of mist being fairies dancing.)

Ulrika K said...

Det är så vackert att hjärtat snörps ihop! Vad jag älskar sommar!

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Simply beautiful, Sanna.

fishing guy said...

Sanna: What amazing photos and certainly a special place on earth to capture them. There are not to many places you have a sunset and sunrise on the same day.

JOE TODD said...

Love the sky and the water

Barb said...

Hi Sanna,
I'll tell my granddaughter about the mist being fairies dancing. Your photos are incredible.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Great series, Sanna.
It must be very special to see the sun cdome and around midnight.
Enjoy your weekend!

Deborah Godin said...

What a beautiful series of soft summer light!

April said...

Beautiful night time glow! Lovely legend - it does look like a fairyland. I like the yellow flowers too. Wonderful photos!

Prospero said...

I like your arctic tern experience. You take beautiful nature photos.

Karen said...

Beautiful series of shots !!

Love the pastel, dreamy tones ... thoughthat tern must have been a bit of a wakeup :-)

Martha Z said...

Beautiful photos. I would love to see the midnight sun someday.
Thanks for commenting on my shots.

Petunia said...

Her var det mange flotte bilder:) Ble i godt humør av dem for jeg vet at vi har hele sommeren foran oss!
Petunia

Grace and Bradley said...

Fanastic photgraphs, especially the last one with the mist on the lake.

Grace and Bradley said...

Fanastic photgraphs, especially the last one with the mist on the lake.

Evita said...

Beautiful collection - so soft and gentle in their views of the sky and land!

Mary-Laure said...

These pics are sheer poetry.
And I love the info about Swedish folklore.

Pacey said...

Love that first peaceful shot. Very lovely soft tones of the sky. Thanks for the visit Sanna.

PRKL!!!! said...

I like that birdshot the best. Luckily no guano in the air.. :)

Hyde DP said...

You caught the movement with thAT tern brilliantly

LaY hOoN said...

Whoa !! Peaceful and tranquil !

Faery said...

Wow beautiful photos. Sunset and sunrise togeter, that is wonderful, that why I love this planet it is always showing its beauties.
Fairies dance? beautiful picture, I have to study the Swedish folklore I know I'll love it.
Thanks for your nice visit and comments on my blog

Kutuharju said...

So serene & peacefully beautiful midnight sun! Not too dramatic, no rising storms, only attacking birds..?

I do like those fairies particularly! :)

kRiZ cPEc said...

so serene...pacifying. thanks for sharing these shots. :)