Monday, January 04, 2010

Winter Solstice in Fairbanks Alaska

So here's a video of the sunlight's day taken about a mile from my parents house. People are always curious what its like to have no light in the winter. Fairbanks is fortunate enough to get SOME light during the winter (unlike Barrow where the sun sets for 2.5 months completely). This is a little darker that what it actually would be because the exposure was set to focus on the sun's light making everything else a little darker than normal.

Also, this isn't the middle of town AT ALL...so you're actually looking at the outskirts of town...which is why it looks pretty desolate. =)

Enjoy........sorry Fairbanks, I don't really miss you that much. Though I enjoy almost every memory there.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Hmmm... I think I would be clinically depressed if I lived in Alaska.

annie said...

Love it! I should put this on my blog... oh wait, I did FIRST! :o) Totally cool! I should do one of Barrow, but I'm not sure how impressive that would be... we'll see.

Katie said...

Annie, do one of Barrow....PLEASE.... it would be cool and I'd love to see it. DO IT DO IT DO IT.

Lisa...there is a lot of SADS in Alaska because of the lack of light for sure. You find your sunlight in other places. Annie's (my sister) theme for the year (and she's in Barrow where the light is less than Fairbanks) is "Be what you want to see" ......

Yani said...

wow!! pretty, but I think I would die there just because I don't deal with cold weather very well..