Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/22

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Subject: [Leica] Solstice at 0 degrees longitude
From: matthew at (Matthew Hunt)
Date: Mon Dec 22 23:47:49 2008

The Solstice fell on a Sunday so I was able to photograph the dawn, noon,
and sunset as a little project for fun.  Altogether there are two gallery
pages of pictures I took with you all in mind as a Christmas offering.
Nothing of any great photographic merit but a record of an enjoyable time in
the English countryside in winter.

The astronomical observations are:

I took the D-LUX2 to church and caught the sun as it rose over the

We live near the Greenwich Meridian so I went there to make local and
universal time coincide and take a photo of the sun at its lowest noon.
Thanks Philippe for your advice about contrast in this type of picture.

In the afternoon I went down the lane and saw the sun setting behind the

The prettiest pictures are:

A farm

A church which looks like it came out of a toy kit

Hope you enjoy, and best wishes for Christmas to you all

Matthew Hunt
Cottenham, Cambridge, UK

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