Midsummer night special light

Challenge #6 in the Soft Light series. Hosted by Aaro.
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Summer Solstice, Midsummer, night special light. Sun does not set in north, and also does not rise at south. Contemporary national traditions of Summer Solstice, be ready and capture in COLOR. Show others what is happening and where. See capture and postprocessing rules.
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Hjørungavåg Bål
by Bjorn_L
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An annual Norwegian tradition. Every village, town and city gathers together and burns a large mound of wood. It dates back to the pagan days, and was once seen to have magic power to drive back the witches and other forces of evil that were thought to be particularly active on mid summers eve. It was also thought that the purging of the old by burning it was key to fertile crops. Re-named to honor St. John from the bible. I have to wonder what he would think of this.
Submitted: Monday, 28th June, 2010 22:01 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 22nd June, 2010
Focal length: 16 mm
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 200
Notes: PP limited to a 1 degree rotation to correct horizon tilt, re-size/crop to 1920x1200 (my desktop size)
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