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The shortest night of the year

Posted by
Javier (Alcobendas, Spain) on 26 June 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

NIKON D40 1/250 second F/5.0 ISO 800 168 mm (35mm equiv.)

Rajesh from Bangalore, India

Superb capture

26 Jun 2009 5:49am

@Rajesh: Thanks Rajesh!!!

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

My word! Amazing shot. What am I actually looking at here?

26 Jun 2009 6:08am

@Helen: Hi Helen!

It's a man jumping into a bonfire the night of San Juan.

Thanks for comment!!

Matt from Gainesville, United States

Yikes! That's amazing! Great capture- very evocative image.

26 Jun 2009 7:34am

SANGRAM from Mumbai, India

fantastic capture..

26 Jun 2009 7:35am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, great action shot, Bravo!

26 Jun 2009 9:30am

@Stefan: Thanks for visiting, Stefan!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

spectacular shot

26 Jun 2009 9:40am

LM from Aix en Provence, France

Very nice shot you catch exactly the good moment

26 Jun 2009 10:03am

@LM: Very kind from you, LM!

Thanks for taking your time for comment.

Ralph from United States

Wow, that's a great shot!

26 Jun 2009 11:06am

Vk from Maseru, South Africa

very well captured!

26 Jun 2009 12:27pm

Rodri_GoPlay from Spain


26 Jun 2009 4:03pm

@Rodri_GoPlay: Me alegra que te haya gustado tanto, Rodri :D

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Superb capture.
cheer :)

26 Jun 2009 6:49pm

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Wonderful image . Looks like that person is caught by flame :))

26 Jun 2009 7:40pm

@MARIANA: You're right, in the next days i'll put another photos of this night and it's really amazing!

lydia from Paris, France

Superb !!

27 Jun 2009 1:39am

mats from Texas, United States

What an interesting capture. Hope he's ok. :-)

27 Jun 2009 4:58am

@mats: Yes, he's OK ;)

Thanks for your comment!!

Mags from France

Great shot!
You did it very well!

27 Jun 2009 10:10am

marianne from Toulouse, France

Très belle photo du feu de la st Jean !!!
des couleurs sublimes, une merveille, bravo !

27 Jun 2009 10:51am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Felicidades por tu spotlight...
vaya foto... y jugando con el fuego... has captado un momento impresionante !!!
buf... que calor !!! :))

27 Jun 2009 9:59pm

@Francesc B.: Pus si, pase un rato de mucho calor...pero creo que mereció la pena!

Muchas gracias, Francesc!

Xoroi from Alaior, Spain

Fantástica captura. Espectacular.

28 Jun 2009 10:26am

@Xoroi: Gracias por tu visita, y por molestarte en comentar, Xoroi!!

Claus Petersen from Herfølge, Denmark

Hells inferno, and it looks like someone is burning in it!

28 Jun 2009 10:34am

@Claus Petersen: Well, its not the hell, but that close there it was really hot!

You can see more about this celebration on this wiki


Joël from France

Superbe !! Original ! BRAVO !

28 Jun 2009 10:48am

@Joël: Merci Joël.

Merci pour votre visite!

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Dangerous, but beautiful at the same time; congratulations for being in the Spotlight!

28 Jun 2009 11:19am

@Judy: Thanks Judy. It was a perfect night to take photos like these.

Nice to meet you!

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


28 Jun 2009 12:25pm

Mozhde from mashhad, Iran

WoOo0W !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great shot bravo !!!

28 Jun 2009 12:28pm

Jennifer from United Kingdom

This is fantastic; really nice shot.

28 Jun 2009 6:27pm

Celeb from Madrid, Spain

Me parece una toma bueniiiiiisima!! Congratulations!!

28 Jun 2009 6:35pm

@Celeb: Muchas gracias, Celeb!!

Aaron from Orem, United States

I wouldn't change a thing about this shot. Really great!

28 Jun 2009 7:37pm

Brian Chen from Seattle, United States

Very creative photo, it makes me wonder what that night was really like.

28 Jun 2009 8:20pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

interesting capture.fantastic

29 Jun 2009 4:23am

XaviH from Badalona (almost Barcelona), Spain

Impresionante, enhorabuena por el spotlight!!

29 Jun 2009 11:20am

@XaviH: Muchisimas gracias, XaviH!!

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Fantastic... congrats on your spotlight :)

29 Jun 2009 3:55pm

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

The photo is brilliant even your night is not short compared with our shortest night, what was then 3h55min :)
Definitely worth of spotlight, congratulations!

29 Jun 2009 8:13pm

Angela Smith Photography from Portland, United States

That is absolutely amazing! Very dramatic! Wonderful color

30 Jun 2009 3:16am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Congratulations on the Spotlight image - this is just so unusual and the lighting is absolutely exceptional.

30 Jun 2009 6:12pm

timothy sullivan from Tokyo, Japan

Jeez, that's a hell of an impressive image! Hope you submitted it to the National Geographic Contest!! Amazing!!

1 Jul 2009 6:54am

lux from Munich, Germany

Impressive in deed. Wow and it looks really dangerous.

2 Jul 2009 1:27pm

Godo from Barcelona, Spain

Hola Javi,
Buenísima toma de acción. Espero que la festividad de San Juan no acabara mal para este proyecto de antorcha humana...LOL
Leí tu último comentario, pero he estado viajando y no siempre tuve oportunidad de conectarme a la red (sólo pude hacerlo en tres ocasiones en un mes), por eso no respondí.
espero ir subiendo algunas fotillas de mi periplo austral.
Te mando un abrazote enorme

6 Jul 2009 9:56am

@Godo: Buenas Godo!!

Nah! al final no fue nada :D

Un saludete!

Rags from Plano, United States


7 Jul 2009 4:48am

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

That's just spectacular - congratulations on the shot!

12 Jul 2009 9:25am

luwi from Innsbruck, Austria

just action! great image, congrats!

19 Jul 2009 11:00am

Food from Las Cruces, NM, United States

Wow, that looks like it hurt!

25 Jul 2009 7:50pm

Mj007 from Osaka, Japan

awesome!! sooooo coooool!!

12 Aug 2009 10:33pm

@Mj007: Thanks, mj007!!! :D

Angel from MADRID, Spain


7 Sep 2009 8:22am

@Angel: Gracias por tu visita, Angel!

omidvahabzadeh from Tehran, Iran


9 Mar 2010 5:11pm

saeed from kuala lumpur, Malaysia

Brilliant.colours are so great

31 Jul 2010 7:44am

1/250 second
ISO 800
168 mm (35mm equiv.)