Monday, June 21, 2010

WINTER SOLSTICE IN SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA 2010

MID WINTER SUNSET AT CANADIAN BAY, MOUNT ELIZA





Today is the day we consider to be the winter solstice here in Victoria, Australia.  It is the shortest day of the year and it has been quite bleak here most of the day.  We had a foggy morning and it was about 6 degrees when I struggled out of bed.  As the day progressed the sun peaked out for a little while but the temperature didn't rise much.

The sun was setting when I drove down to the supermarket at about 5 pm.  It is only another couple of minutes drive to the beach so I couldn't resist taking a few photos while I was out.

6 comments:

Linda4F's said...

I love your photos, as the sun rises for you on the ocean, I live in Western Australia and it set here, I currently am living in a lovely country town on the coast I love the sun sets on the ocean. Your craft and skill are wonderful too will come and see you again. cheers from WA

Jensters said...

Dian these photo are so wonderful in colour and hopefully some inspiration for future art work x

JulietteCherry said...

For us here in the UK it is of course the Summer Solstice and will be light until almost ten o'clock. A warm sunny day for sitting in the garden.

Your photo of the sunset is spectacular.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos Dian. The ocean looks so peaceful at that moment in time. I never tire of the rising or the setting of the sun, and especially when it is photographed for the record. Short days are a trial for me.

Katherine said...

Absolutely stunning photography Dianne. You are very lucky to have such views.

artymess said...

gorgeous photos Dian how peacful that looks ....xx