Photographs by Frank

21 December 2022

Sunny Winter Solstice

Filed under: Landscapes,Winter — Frank @ 10:15 PM

I had a meeting this afternoon at the Vermont Center for Photography. Leaving the house just before eleven, I took a very (and I mean very) indirect route* to Brattleboro. I did not make many photos but I did stop in Newbury, NH and photographed the snowy/rime-y peak of Mount Sunapee. I stopped in Chester, VT for a late lunch. After lunch, I made some photographs in the center of Chester before heading to Brattleboro. I was only a half hour late for my meeting!

One nice thing about photographing on the winter solstice is that the light comes in at a nice low angle… all day long. All of these photos were made between noon and 3 PM. Try that at the summer solstice and you are likely to make yucky photos.

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* Take a quick look at a map if you want to see just how indirect!


  1. I 100% agree with you about summer photography in midday. Non-photographers don’t understand that…

    It was a joy to be in arctic Sweden on the spring equinox when the sun was at the same angle that it is here on the winter solstice.

    Comment by Pat Nelson — 21 December 2022 @ 10:30 PM

  2. Thanks for the images. I’ll check them and the others out later.

    Comment by joe — 22 December 2022 @ 6:29 AM

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