We are getting pretty excited about our upcoming blue hour photography video series and course so we have decided to keep running with the blue hour theme on the blog. Today we have another collection for inspiration and hopefully to get you as excited as we area.
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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 one restaurant in every city to be called L'Heure Bleue too. This collection should show you why it's such an inspiration to people.
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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…
Way to “painterly” for me, but technically on the button.
I guess that’s what stock photos sell these days…….something to learn from? I agree with you on the technical aspect!
Those pics really get the creative juices flowing. Thanks.
Thanks, it’s for sure a wonderful time of the day!
Here is another Blue Hour picture at Languna Beach – ultra long exposure time (~20s) to smooth out the large waves of the day into a glassy surface.
Is this art? These look like default Windows backgrounds. Why would you bother taking photos like this?
Because a lot of people enjoy simple beauty?
Photographers can of course move beyond simple beauty into art 😉
Great Images here folks, however there seems to be some difference between Blue Hour and the golden hour? Is there?
In your humble opinion(s) what is the difference.
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 ! ……
try again …
Not Golden Hour but later, ok, so Blue Hour images are really ‘night time’ images!
I’d love to see more like this. Certainly isn’t anything quite like it.
Gorgeous pics. Some are a bit more sunset rather than after. Still, wonderful images.
I took this one in September at the Minnesota State Fair. Hope you like it too.
Shameless self promotion. Here’s my blue hour shot of the widest river on the easter seaboard:
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]https://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt4/andycraigphotography/Northumberland360/2011/Jan11/200111_02.jpg[/IMG]
I am a big fan of early morning shooting. Here are two shots I’ve taken in the early early morning hours (and it’s COLD in Chicago in the morning this time of year)
Here’s a long exposure blue hour shot I took recently in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
I guess the image would probably help, huh : ) https://www.flickr.com/photos/xclearmindx/5368773926/lightbox/
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?
Last try, I swear
My amateurish attempt:
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:
or this one:
Maybe try this one:
Nice images, particularly the second last one!
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.
These pictures are just a sample of God’s creativity….
Amazing collection. I just wish the photographers would specify the gear they used (camera, lenses), ISO, shutter speed etc. for each picture…
AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY, BREATHTAKING SHOTS