The Longest Day

Sunrise: 5:25 a.m.

Sunset: 8:31 p.m.

First Place: David Voss Egret landing at the Ballona Wetlands Freshwater Marsh

First Place: David Voss
Egret landing at the Ballona Wetlands Freshwater Marsh

With 15 hours and six minutes of daylight, June 21 — the Summer Solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere tilted closest to the sun — was our longest day of the year.

The 172nd day of 2015 was also Father’s Day, Go Skateboarding Day, World Humanist Day, World Hydrography Day and marked the fifth annual revival of the Venice Beach Neptune Festival.

The Argonaut celebrated this first official day of summer with a Summer Solstice Photo Contest, in which we asked readers to send us their best photographs of anything they saw or did that day.

Thank you to all who participated for helping us tell the story of a special day in the life of our community.

— Joe Piasecki

The three top winners of The Argonaut’s Summer Solstice Photo Contest will receive one of two prize options:

•    A Hornblower Dinner Cruise for two in Marina del Rey harbor

•    Free tuition for the July 25 Venice Beach Photo Workshop (jtaphotoagency.com), taught by Westside pro photographers Ted Soqui and Jonathan Alcorn with the help of Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press shooter Nick Ut

(To see more photos from the contest, click here to read The Argonaut page by page.)

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