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Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse (Danish: Rubjerg Knude Fyr) is located on the coast of the North Sea in Rubjerg, in the Jutland municipality of Hjørring in northern Denmark. It was first lit on December 27, 1900. The lighthouse ceased operating on August 1, 1968. For a number of years, the buildings were used as a museum and coffee shop, but continually shifting sands caused them to be abandoned in 2002. By 2009, the small buildings were severely damaged by the pressure of the sand and were later removed. (source: Wikipedia) Shutter speed: 1/500 sec. Aperture: f/7.1 ISO: 200
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I’m probably the only person in Denmark who misses snow. It makes me feel alive and I love the way it transforms flat and boring landscapes into breath-taking scenery.
You may be surprised to learn that it doesn’t actually snow much in Denmark. Snow-less winters are pretty common in our neck of the woods, which is rather depressing.
So when I woke up this morning and discovered that it has been snowing almost all night, I was ecstatic. I grabbed my HTC Magic Android phone and went for a long walk. Why not my Nikon D60, you might ask. Well, I really wanted to enjoy the snow instead of worrying about taking photos.
By the time I reached downtown (a 6km walk), the winter was pretty much over. But I did snap a few photos that will hopefully help me get through the rest of the Danish winter.