24 Blue Hour Photographs for Inspiration

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The blue hour is that beautiful period of time that isn't quite day time and isn't quite night time. The quality of light thrown off is an absolute gift for photographers who can really use that quality of light to produce special colors in photography. It's had enough of an impact on the general public for at least on restaurant in every city to be called L'Heure Bleue too. This collection should show you why it's such an inspiration to people.

Atardecer...photo © 2009 Sento | more info (via: Wylio)

Blue Hour @ Labrador Park. Just trying to see things a little differently.photo © 2009 William Cho | more info (via: Wylio)

Mothia - Windmill and the blue hour coloursphoto © 2010 Francesco Pappalardo | more info (via: Wylio)

Catania - Blue hour fishingphoto © 2010 Francesco Pappalardo | more info (via: Wylio)

Blue-hour sunset bokeh - St Kilda Esplanadephoto © 2010 Alpha | more info (via: Wylio)

Blue hourphoto © 2007 Michael | more info (via: Wylio)

This Setting comes only once in a Blue Moon @ Bedok Reservoir, Singaporephoto © 2010 William Cho | more info (via: Wylio)

Santuario de Muxía. Hora azul. Muxía Sanctuary. Blue hour.photo © 2006 J. A. Alcaide | more info (via: Wylio)

Una postal típicaphoto © 2010 Gervasio Varela | more info (via: Wylio)

A blue scenephoto © 2009 Kenny Louie | more info (via: Wylio)

Blue Moonphoto © 2009 Dennis | more info (via: Wylio)

photo © 2009 daynna | more info (via: Wylio)

Tanjong Rhu Suspension Bridgephoto © 2009 William Cho | more info (via: Wylio)

Lower Pierce Reservoir, Singaporephoto © 2009 William Cho | more info (via: Wylio)

Palette in the Sky photo © 2010 Paul David | more info (via: Wylio)

trees in winterphoto © 2010 Henry | more info (via: Wylio)

shellfirephoto © 2010 Robert S. Donovan | more info (via: Wylio)

The Blue Hourphoto © 2009 Ashley | more info (via: Wylio)

photo © 2008 Felix | more info (via: Wylio)

Le Louvrephoto © 2008 Steffen | more info (via: Wylio)

Fernie's Fury *Explored*photo © 2009 Mohd Kamal | more info (via: Wylio)

Tower Bridge bluesphoto © 2010 Lars Plougmann | more info (via: Wylio)

Blue Morningphoto © 2009 Geno | more info (via: Wylio)



Icy mirrorphoto © 2009 Sebastian | more info (via: Wylio)

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33 thoughts on “24 Blue Hour Photographs for Inspiration

  1. Kilroy

    Beautiful images, but some of them are not really blue hour for me, but rather sunset.
    I love shooting during the blue hour, especially in Paris, but it does not last for very long…
    [img]http://www.offrench.net/photos/pictures/paris/photos/invalides_tour2.jpg[/img]

  2. Profile photo of gareth williamsgareth williams

    For me the golden hour is 1 hr after dawn – and possibly 1hr before sunset depending on the weather. The blue hour is later – we call it twilight in the UK. Sometimes its very blue ! ……
    [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/19326374@N03/4364[/img]

  3. Andy Craig

    Very interesting shots – golden hour is familiar to me but blue hour is new. I was out photographing by the full moon this morning but I think it wasn’t even blue hour at that time![img][IMG]http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt4/andycraigphotography/Northumberland360/2011/Jan11/200111_02.jpg[/IMG][/img]

  4. Snikkip

    Great shots. At first I was confused by ‘blue hour’, as I’m such a fan of the magic hour for shooting. [aka: golden hour] But YES I am now more knowledgeable about what to call my second favorite time of the day. Nerdy note: it seems that blue hour shots must have water?

  5. Rowan

    I’ve just finished a fantastic ebook called Below The Horizon that teaches twilight photography. It’s well worth the $5 from Craft & Vision.

    Here’s my first attempt, 1 hour after sunset:
    [img]http://rowansims.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Victoria-Australia/G0000QfcvktT6bTg/I0000rsgcn2lzRss[/img]

    Enjoy 🙂

  6. Jeff Wickliffe

    An amazing collection of images as always! Though I’m not sure if the blue hour is in the wee hours of the morning, or just before nightfall. I’ve experienced both. Here’s mine, the GWB in the morning hours just before sunrise and everything has that wonderful blue hue.
    [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/themaven/4090566877/sizes/l/in/set-72157606098170869/[/img]

  7. Stefy

    Amazing collection. I just wish the photographers would specify the gear they used (camera, lenses), ISO, shutter speed etc. for each picture…

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