Published in the 2013 January-March issue of Iceland Review – IR 01.13. Words and photos by Páll Stefánsson.
Six hours and four minutes of daylight. Eighteen hours of darkness. Yet these are long days compared to the northern part of the country.
When the sky is clear, the mid-winter light is so different, soft and low, perfect for doing landscapes.
The winter sun hanging just a few degrees above the horizon, creating the longest shadows. On overcast days there are no shadows at all.
The smallest hill is even too high for the sun to shine over, casting a permanent shadow for the winter months yet to come.
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