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Exposure | Skagen Sea & Sky

By Euan Prentis, Staff Photographer

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Even in dimmer days of October, Skagen’s light is characteristically warm and bright for a number of reasons. Sitting on a narrow spit at the northern tip of Denmark, cascading stretches of water created by the collision of the North and Baltic seas surround the town and reflect light over the dunes on all sides. The salt in the seas and the mass of sand that constitutes the spit then work further to coat the area in even more light. What results is a beautifully luminous coastal setting that acted as the centre of the 19th century Skagensmalerne impressionism and realism movement.

A version of this exposure appeared in the Monday, Nov. 6 print edition. Email Euan Prentis at [email protected]

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