View towards Opera Mountain

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Comments (11)

cacoespejo on October 8, 2007

Nice picture men. Amazing landscape. You live there?

blackone on October 9, 2007

Thanks! No, unfortunately I don't live there... anymore. But I used to live there. And I'm longing to live there again.

maralf on November 26, 2007

No words can describe the vibes this picture gives to me. It's stunning. Could you please tell me in which period of the year you shoot this picture?

blackone on November 26, 2007

Hi maralf. This picture is probably taken in February, maybe early March. We get this beautiful intense blue light when the sun returns after the arctic night. At this latitude the sun never rises above the horizon for almost 4 months during the winter, and we are left with only moon light and the blazing auroras. The in February the sunlight returns in the form of this very faint blue light, but it becomes very intense since it’s reflected in the white snowcovered landscape. As the sun rises day by day we also get the other colours of the sunset, but there is still a “blue hour” at the end of each day, when everything is very peaceful. But by the end of March the blue light is gone, and by the 20th of April the midnight sun has risen and never sets for the next four months. So it’s quite a transition, from no sun at all, to having the sun up 24 hours in just about 2 months. The midnight-sun-light is also very nice, but not as magical as the blue winter-night light.

Nadia Kushnir on June 9, 2008

NICE!!!

scheffke on October 23, 2008

Cold picture :P i like the photo !

Scheffke

RUNGERER on May 24, 2009

Hermoso lugar de nuestro planeta,como sera la vida de sus habitantes? Hay trabajo? Como es el nivel de vida ,hermoso lugar para conocer.

Milemurina on October 19, 2009

Interesantes cambios geofísicos! Mucha acción en el cielo por allá! Felicidades!

huskysib on November 1, 2009

Beautiful place, and a wonderful picture. Congrats, blackone! Longing for a visit there. Szeretnék annyira meglátogatni ezt a helyet.

oldhemar on January 31, 2010

Hy Blackone.How much people live there?what kind of work can you do there?Im brazilian and love to fly in europe by google earth and street view.beutiful pictures have you.

Ivan Bachmann on May 30, 2013

Gostei muito legal.

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Photo taken in The University Centre in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen

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