ten days, across nine months, at the same time
ten 24 hour periods taken, roughly once a month, covering a time of around 9 months, put together and synchronised. it was filmed during 2005 in snekkersten, denmark, overlooking sea to sweden.
the animation plays the period from midnight to midnight, three times over. there's a minimal time-line at the top, showing where the animation is, in terms of the day.
each strip (more on those below) covers one 24-hour period, and the time in each strip is synchronised with the time in the other strips. so, the time in each strip is exactly the same. as the animation progresses, one sees the same time of day during each of those nine-ten days, spread across nine months.
the nordic countries' huge change in light levels, through the year's course, is thus visually caught and depicted.
each vertical strip shows one 24-hour period, from january at the left, to october almost on the right (the rightmost strip was shot on december 31st 2004, before the strips on the left, and I'd photographed in landscape mode then - I photographed in portrait mode later. I did put in the rightmost bit as then, though I was missing a few months, had a year essentially).
- yep, that's midsummer which becomes dark last, and light first :)
- note how, about midway through the day, one can see the difference of the sun's height through different months.
- yep, that's new year's fireworks one sees in the fog, at the start of the day, on that rightmost strip.