The 23-degree tilt in the earth's access and the location of London 51-degrees north of the equator, means that the days are long here in the summer. Real long! The sun is rising before 05:00 local time now. I am an early riser, but not that early! I am not planning on getting up that early to take pictures of sunrise.
Now, I may still be up at that hour some morning...
The benefit? Well, with a sixteen-hour day, I can get to the pub before taking sunset pictures. Now, that may be a good or a bad thing... It depends if we ever get a nice relatively rain-free evening. And besides, it's all how you look at it, isn't it?
I mean everyone's sunset is just someone else's sunrise! Perhaps if I take some sunset pictures this week, I can refer to them as sunrise in the negative!
I hope wherever you are today you have a chance to look at something a bit differently.
Don Bergquist - 24th May 2006 - Thames Ditton, Surrey, United Kingdom