First Summer Sunset (sunrise+sunset ). Photo by astrophotographer
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First Summer Sunset

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Sunday December 1, 2013

South Hill, New Zealand

Caption: A beautiful first day of summer capped off with a brilliant sunset. Bring it on.

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6. astrophotographer
1:47 AM GMT on December 03, 2013
Thanks for that BOBCRUNCH. Any info is good info to me and it will be the longest day soon and then on the downhill slide again, still I enjoy winter!!!!
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5. bobcrunch
4:07 PM GMT on December 02, 2013
Climatologists and geologists consider June 1 and December 1 as the start of winter/summer. Astronomical summer/winter dates are on the longest/shortest days around June/December 21/22 (also called solstice). Probably more than you ever wanted to know, but it clears up any confusion.
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4. ChrisAnthemum
4:59 PM GMT on December 01, 2013
Beautiful shot; congrats on the blue! Wouldn't summer officially begin for you on Dec. 21st?
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3. gusbuster
3:55 PM GMT on December 01, 2013
Hope this means barefeet and green grass and playing
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2. Biskitten
2:26 PM GMT on December 01, 2013
Stunning sunset shot - AC Congrats to you!
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1. YouKnowWho
1:37 PM GMT on December 01, 2013
Fabulous glowing sunset capture!
AC congrats!
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About astrophotographer


I am very keen on astrophotography, atmospherics and nature photography.The passion for photography has been with me for 60 odd years and is still as strong as ever.My first camera was a 127 format given to me when I was 8yrs old, my father showing us how to develop film, in the bathtub, needless to say it became stained much to my mothers annoyance.I guess my profession, Radiography, was a natural way to combine taking pictures with a hobby, most radiographers in my training years had cameras so we all took photos and compared them, always striving to outdo each other.I have always had an interest in Infra-Red photography and we used to play around with IR film in the B&W days, of course we have advanced so much in the digital world of IR I had my camera converted for IR was a bonus as the exposures are as if it was a white light camera. Fast shutter speeds and the resulting images are sometime bad but mostly intriguing. Although I enjoy my work in helping the patient the time has come at the end of 2014 to drop to three days a week, get out on my motorcycle(s) and take a few more photos of the natural world.

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