Summer Solstice

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    Yesterday was the longest day, or so we were told. 2012 being a leap year June 20th was the summer solstice. I planned a sunset shoot in Niarbyl, in celebration of summer, sun and my newly born son who has been named after sun (in Sanskrit)! As luck would have it I was greeted with overcast sky. But my patience paid off at the last moment when a slice of sun appeared at 21:55 hours. Those golden rays looked brilliant against the dark blue of sky and sea.

    Shot taken with Canon 5D mkII, 17-40 L Canon@24mm, f/16, exposure-30seconds, ISO-100, Sigma 105 mm CPL, Lee 0.9 GND.

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    barbara.elaw- off and on for a few days!, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. barbara.elaw- off and on for a few days! 22 months ago | reply

      congratulations to you Suddhajit and your wife for the birth of your son may you have many happy times together.
      Your patience certainly paid off its a wonderful capture and the sea is so very clear too!
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    2. Suddhajit 22 months ago | reply

      Thanks Barbara!

    3. Java Cafe 22 months ago | reply

      Truly spectacular. Very nicely done. (And, the best wishes for your son. Since there are about 30 synonyms for the Sun in Sanskrit that I am aware of, I guess I should narrow them down by those that begin with S.) :-)

    4. Chee Seong 22 months ago | reply

      Nice one my friend... and congrats on the new arrival! :)

    5. yadhavan.c 22 months ago | reply

      Beautiful composition ! View !!

    6. Jo*DNo 22 months ago | reply

      Very nice view and catch with this sun

    7. AJFpicturestore (on catch-up) 22 months ago | reply

      Many congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your son, great news and delighted to see you got the sun in the end. Best wishes .... Alan:-)

    8. ronstrathdee 22 months ago | reply

      Congratulations to you and your wife Suddhajit, you must be so proud to have two lovely children....we await more news. By the way, lovely photo and admire your patience.

    9. arnabphotography 22 months ago | reply

      khub bhalo laglo

    10. Sue M2009 20 months ago | reply

      Well done for sticking it out - your patience was rewarded. Although I am surprised you could summon up enthusiasm to go out seeking the sun when you had another kind of sun at home that you could just sit and gaze at ;-) Hope he is doing well.

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