February 9: Utö – sun + moon
The moonlit night heralded a sunnier day, a welcome change.
This rainbow morning light in the living room of the hostel was the first indication.
This was the confirmation.
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.
Later on, beautiful crisp air and sky; this is the view on the road toward the village from the hotel.
Lighthouse + sun.
More village boathouses.
And more. The jumble of the docks and buildings is really delightful.
Back at the hotel peninsula, looking north.
A skim of ice.
A little bit of ice patterns.
The yellow building is the hostel; this is looking east, with the courtyard beyond.
The sunset was rather nice as well. This is from the dining hall balcony.
Cargo ship through a dining hall window.
OMG IS THAT TWO SUNS oh wait no it's a window thing.
And there we have it.
These vivid twilight colors became more and more familiar over the semester as the days lengthened.
Boat + star.
And then another good night for night shots.
Again, this is just moonlight; the view is to the north from the hotel peninsula.
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.