WPC – Change

In photography, the golden hour (sometimes known as magic hour, especially in cinematography) is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer compared to when the Sun is higher in the sky wikipedia

It’s the time when the lighting is best for photographers and we are able to capture some wonderful images; it is after all all about the light.  As you can see from the first image, the photo was taken during the sunrise golden hour hence the golden glow on the building.  Conversely there is something known as the blue hour which  is when the sun has dipped below the horizon and the sunlight takes on a predominantly blue color.  While the second shot of the same scene wasn’t quite during the blue hour, it was taken later in the afternoon/early evening which gave the scene more of a sky blue glow with just a hint of the sun as it was beginning to set.  


GoldenHr6309-Edit copy          BlueHr6300-Edit copy



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  1. #1 by Eddie Two Hawks on September 30, 2015 - 9:27 am

    It is so very true! lovely post

  2. #3 by infraredrobert on September 30, 2015 - 11:24 am

    When you can get it, there is nothing quite like the magic of this light.

  3. #5 by allentimphotos2 on September 30, 2015 - 2:26 pm

    Very nice interpretation of this week’s photo challenge.

    • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on September 30, 2015 - 4:50 pm

      Thank you. I was just going to use the images as a post about the golden and blue hours when I saw what the WPC was for the week 🙂

      • #7 by allentimphotos2 on September 30, 2015 - 5:00 pm

        You’re welcome. The images fit well as does the changing light during the blue and golden hours. Are you familiar with an iPhone/iPad app called PhotoPills. One of the best for planning night photography and other technical usages.

      • #8 by imagesbytdashfield on September 30, 2015 - 5:09 pm

        No I haven’t but then again I have an Android phone. Wonder if it works for it?

      • #9 by allentimphotos2 on September 30, 2015 - 5:14 pm

        No unfortunately they’ve not done one for androids. You should still check out their site and if you’re interested encourage them to do an app for androids.

  4. #10 by milfordstreet on September 30, 2015 - 10:00 pm

    Lovely reflections!

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