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February 9: Utö – sun + moon

The moonlit night heralded a sunnier day, a welcome change.

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This rainbow morning light in the living room of the hostel was the first indication.

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This was the confirmation.

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The canonical view. I ended up reproducing this shot just about every morning, because the weather changed so much from day to day. Monet and all that, etc etc.

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Baroque sunrise.

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Later on, beautiful crisp air and sky; this is the view on the road toward the village from the hotel.

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Lighthouse + sun.

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More village boathouses.

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And more. The jumble of the docks and buildings is really delightful.

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Back at the hotel peninsula, looking north.

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A skim of ice.

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Mouse's-eye view.

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A little bit of ice patterns.

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The yellow building is the hostel; this is looking east, with the courtyard beyond.

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The sunset was rather nice as well. This is from the dining hall balcony.

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Cargo ship through a dining hall window.

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OMG IS THAT TWO SUNS oh wait no it's a window thing.

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And there we have it.

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These vivid twilight colors became more and more familiar over the semester as the days lengthened.

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Boat + star.

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And then another good night for night shots.

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Again, this is just moonlight; the view is to the north from the hotel peninsula.

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Here I was steadying my camera against the side of a concrete dock (with the camera strap tightly around my wrist); this is looking toward the village to the south.