I have heard a lot, and read a lot, about taking photos during the ‘Golden Hour’ just after sunrise and before sunset. Recently I caught an article about the ‘Blue Hour’, which led me further to investigate. The Blue Hour is about a 15 minute time frame before sunrise and after the sun has set. I gather it is used a lot for landscape photography, especially cityscapes where the additional lighting from urban life makes for some great shots. Living rurally means I have to make adjustments. Yesterday I was out on the harbour during the blue hour.
So I clicked away at one of my favourite subjects. Birds. I am actually pretty happy with what the ‘blue hour’ lighting did for the images. Next time I get to the city I will be out and about in the blue hour to see what I can do then.
I would really like your thoughts on these.
- Do you like them ? Why ?
- Do you not like them ? Why ?
- Which one do you like the most ?
- Why do you like it more than the others ?
I will admit although happy with these there is one that really makes me happy. I want to try some more ‘blue hour’ shots with nature in the future. Now the kiddywinkles are gone it should be easier.