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July Midnight over Owey Island

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July 2002, a wet Summer, heavy clouds every day and every night. Then one evening the skies cleared. I visited my local as usual, and on my journey home at 1.30 am, I realized that I was looking at a magical scene. I grabbed this new fangled device called a digital camera and ran to the rise at the back of the house. Alas, there was only sufficient space on my flash card for one shot, but, look at what I captured! This was the nightly scene that I viewed as a child through my bedroom window during Summer time. In a clear sky, the colors appear at sunset and travel Northwards into the East and mark the spot where the dawn sunrise appears.

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Comments (117)

andrew sharkey on August 13, 2013


Thank you fro your greetings

and especially for your L51.

Best wishes from Ireland.

Wandering Gael

Inge Röpke on September 6, 2013

Wonderful mood and an excellent image…LIKE51/22!!! Have a nice weekend and warm greetings from Torhamn, Inge:)))))))♥

andrew sharkey on September 6, 2013


Dear Inge.

Thank you for your visit, your

positive comments and especially

for L&F

Inge Röpke on September 6, 2013


Kostia Semytskyi on September 7, 2013

Beautiful! Like 52

andrew sharkey on September 7, 2013

Kostia Semytskyi

Thank you for your positive

comment and especially for

your Like52.

Best wishes.

Wandering Gael.

Giorgos Dimitriadis on September 11, 2013

Excellent capture,YsL 23/53 Best wishes,George

Christos Argiriou on October 4, 2013

Σπουδαίο κάδρο με πανέμορφα χρώματα και φανταστική ομορφιά!Φιλικούς χαιρετισμούς,Χρήστος!!!

andrew sharkey on October 4, 2013

Χρηστος Αργυριου

Kind thanks for your

pleasant compliments.

Wandering Gael

andrew sharkey on October 4, 2013


Thank you.

Eva Barchewitz on October 14, 2013

Very wonderful L&F Greetings Eva

Binyamin S on October 15, 2013

welldone shot.....good frame... L&F greetings binyamin////

andrew sharkey on October 17, 2013



Thank you both!

andrew sharkey on November 25, 2013

My Dear Friends

, Thank you one and all for viewing this photo, for your Likes and for your Favorites

Kindest regards

Wandering gael

Mário Eloi Castro on December 12, 2013

Wonderful picture!

L & F

Hugs from Portugal, Mário Eloi Castro

Sebastian Hoeher on January 9, 2014

That´s beautiful 57/26 :-)

jarek langner on October 9, 2014

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 22, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by andrew sharkey
    • Camera: Zoran Corporation COACH 1.0
    • Exposure: 0.029s
    • F/Stop: f/0.000
    • No flash