Eskimo Sunset

Published on Friday, February 4th, 2011 Uploaded by: elawsonfa

We land on a gravel airstrip outside Brevig Mission, Alaska. It is a rainy September afternoon. Brevig is a fishing village located on the Seward Peninsular, 80 miles northwest of Nome. We spend the afternoon getting settled. In the evening, Eskimo friends invite us home for an evening of hymn singing. Around 9p.m. the party wrapped up. Poking my head outside, I notice the clouds have lifted and the sun is setting. Grabbing my camera, I run out to the edge of the village to record some boys fishing with bows and arrows. The light is great, so I am in a hurry to capture the scene before the sun set. After 20 minutes, it dawns on me that the sun is not going to set here on the Arctic Circle!

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