Sankt Hans

We have already passed Summer Solstice a few days back, the days are getting shorter now, it is already mid-summer, but the Scandinavian summer night is still bright and inviting for outdoor activities. 

I like to be out in the night time, this shot is made in the garden near my camp-fire, the warm light of the lantern is so calming and beautiful, but nothing can compete to a good camp-fire!. I like to sit next to my "garden camp-fire", looking into the fire for hours and hours - this is a great moment for me. 

Sankt Hans
In the Scandinavian countries on the evening of June 23, we have a tradition called Sankt Hans, short for Saint Johannes, the tradition is to gather around a large fire, in which there is a witch burning. The witch is represented by a doll, often made by the children, wearing old clothes and having an evil look. This evening is a large celebration, often enjoyed together with drinking and festiveness for the whole town. (Wikipedia)



(Nikon D700, Nikkor VR 70-200/2,8 II, iso 1600, handheld) 

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