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Solstice of Light

Photo taken with the very sharp Sigma 18-35 Art lens (no stabilizer) at 20f. No photoshop at all. Raw image is essentially the same than this one.
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Photo taken with the very sharp Sigma 18-35 Art lens (no stabilizer) at 20f. No photoshop at all. Raw image is essentially the same than this one.
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The sun over the snowy top of "Bola del Mundo", one of the highest mountains of Madrid region, at the very center of Spain. The towers are 50 years old antennas, still in perfect use. The photo was taken the shortest day of 2014 (winter solstice) and practically at solar noon. I reached there after three hours walking up with my kids the icy and hard north face of the mountain. Winter solstice occurs when the sun's daily maximum elevation in the sky is at its lowest, during the shortest day of the year. But the solstice itself lasts only a moment in time: exactly when this shot was taken.
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jeffswanson
 
jeffswanson January 01, 2015
Nice shot.
emileabbott PRO
 
emileabbott January 03, 2015
Perfect time and place Jose. Nice capture.
NanaSue54 PRO+
 
NanaSue54 January 03, 2015
Beautiful!! :)
claudiovaz
 
claudiovaz January 04, 2015
It is like a rocket ready to be launched. Nice photo!
teetee1852 Premium
 
teetee1852 January 07, 2015
Brilliant !
AnjanR
 
AnjanR January 19, 2015
perfect timing and super composition
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD February 25, 2015
AWESOME capture, voted in Off THe Grid !!
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD March 05, 2015
Perfect timing. Congratulations.
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography May 23, 2015
well done!
iceman2
 
iceman2 August 07, 2015
Beautiful capture!
Russell_Campbell PRO
 
Russell_Campbell August 07, 2015
Nicely done!
Remraf
 
Remraf August 08, 2015
Great shot!
Bill-01
 
Bill-01 March 25, 2016
Well done, congratulations
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 01, 2020
Wonderful capture. Congratulations on your awards in this photo.
stigfagerli PRO+
 
stigfagerli March 01, 2020
Nice foto