Summer Solstice Challenge 2020

No sun to be seen today, no shadows, no sunrise, no sunset, everything veiled in rain clouds, so I figured it wouldn’t make much difference at what time or in which direction I took my pictures to mark the day with the longest period of daylight. We waited all day for it to stop raining and at around 4 p.m. we ventured out and were lucky, we didn’t get wet. We did one of our standard short loops and enjoyed the fresh air and stops for photo op’s.

Grey skies
Dark forests
Thriving vegetation

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

4 response to "Summer Solstice Challenge 2020"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 21, 2020

    Beautiful photos despite the non cooperation of the weather for the solstice.
    Similar happened here, at 4:43 PM/CDT when the official solstice occurred, thunderstorms and clouds were overhead.
    The photo I posted is actually taken on the 19th, so give or take a micro degree of inclination, there is the shot. Gotta allow for a little fudge factor. 🙂

  2. By: gregblood Posted: June 21, 2020

    Those things in a couple of your pictures are some BIG leaves. Another thing: There used to be a pretty authentic German restaurant in Minneapolis called “The Black Forest Inn.” I think your picture titled “Dark Forests” pretty much captures what I imagined at The Black Forest Inn.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: June 24, 2020

    I like the moody pics and the BIG leaves. I don’t know if the Germans went nuts panic-buying toilet paper like the Aussies, but those leaves look like they would have been an okay substitute if you’d run out of TP!

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