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Ugledalen – 16th November 2017

A small valley, not too far from Longyearbyen. But not too close either. Compared to the polar night far away from any artificial light, Longyearbyen is still bright as day – well, almost.

With these 3 images, I try to give a more or less realistic impression of what the polar night actually looks like. I guess that is hardly possible, with a photo on a screen. The photos are still too bright, but when I make them even darker, then you will probably think that I have photographed black squares … when you are out in this landscape for a while, then your eyes are getting used to it to some degree and you can still see a lot! Certainly enough for general orientation.

Gallery – Ugledalen – 16th November 2017

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Things are different when it is cloudy and windy, with drifting snow. Then: darkness is darkness is darkness.

last modification: 2017-11-24 · copyright: Rolf Stange