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    18 Gorgeous Pictures That Remind Us The Days Are Getting Longer And Lighter

    Spring is coming.

    Here's the shortlist for the 2015 Velux Lovers of Light photography competition, along with a selection of other sigh-inducing entries. Remember: The sun is coming.

    1. "Perton Ridge Sunset", Perton Ridge, UK, by Graham Colling

    VELUX Lovers of Light / Graham Colling

    "I drove down to this location after noticing the mist swirling in the street at 5:15am ... One of the glories of mist is when it is lit up by the low sun, giving a diffuse glow to the sky." – Graham Colling

    2. "Contemplation", Iceland, by Vincent Moschetti

    VELUX Lovers of Light / Vincent Moschetti

    3. "Tulip Farmer", Skagit Valley, Washington, USA, by Alex Levine

    VELUX Lovers of Light / Alex Levine


    4. "Lewis Black House", Lewis, Scotland, by Eve8

    VELUX Lovers of Light / Eve8

    5. "Frozen", UK, by Stuart Hingley (left), and "Drawn", Scotland, by Ford Buchanan (right)

    VELUX Lovers of Light / Stuart Hingley
    VELUX Lovers of Light / Ford Buchanan

    6. "Light Dancing", USA, by Toni Haddad

    VELUX Lovers of Light / Toni Haddad

    7. "Durdle Door Starburst", Durdle Door, Dorset, by Ollie Taylor

    VELUX Lovers of Light / Ollie Taylor

    8. "Bus Challenge No 46!", Bathampton, UK, by Katrina Ellison

    VELUX Lovers of Light / Katrina Ellison

    9. "By the dawn when it breathes!", Turkey, by Himtox

    VELUX Lovers of Light / Himtox

    Here are other entries that didn't make the shortlist, but still take our breath away.

    10. Singapore, by SiobhansJournal

    VELUX Lovers of Light / SiobhansJournal

    11. Newcastle, by davidc

    VELUX Lovers of Light / davidc

    12. England, by JacobPhoto

    VELUX Lovers of Light / JacobPhoto

    13. Sunrise in Paris, by jaybkay627

    VELUX Lovers of Light / jaybkay627

    14. Yorkshire, by WharfedaleBex (left), and Romania, by melis82 (right)

    VELUX Lovers of Light / Rebecca G Cole
    VELUX Lovers of Light / melis82

    15. Kiev Sunset, by IgorKoptilin

    VELUX Lovers of Light / Igor Koptilin

    16. Umbrian Sunset, Trevi, Italy by Hopps

    VELUX Lovers of Light / Hopps

    17. Birmingham, by BoHingles

    VELUX Lovers of Light / BoHingles

    18. Teddington Weir, by SueL7

    VELUX Lovers of Light / SueL7


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