Blue hour reflections and experiences

posted on 26th of june, 2016

The blue hour occurs twice every day, just before sunrise and after sunset, but despite its regularity it provides almost magical opportunities for photography. Do you lack colors in your photos? Would you appreciate more mystical atmosphere in your frames? And would you treasure seeing your town from a unique perspective, which you would never have noticed at noon? Then the blue hour offers two unique, "once in a lifetime-like", chances every single day.

This spring I have experimented with taking photos in the blue hour, and below I will describe the basic technique I have used to create the photos. It is meant to be introductory for beginners, since that is where I was at a few months ago. Please feel free to comment and add your experiences and tips, which could further improve blue hour photography....

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Posted by Pamjreynolds on July 17, 2016
Wonderful advice for a newbie like me, appreciate it. Beautiful images especially the third one
Posted by Hstovring on July 02, 2016
Thanks for all your kind words, Perstock, Olena1, Lightpro, Godfer and Cmoulton! I am really grateful for your appreciation and it has been a joy to browse your uploads.
Posted by Cmoulton on July 02, 2016
Gorgeous photos! Thanks for the wonderful blog on this topic!

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Based in Aarhus, Denmark, I love to take pictures of this beautiful Scandinavian city and its surroundings, in particular its harbor, parks and churches. These pictures are supplemented with those taken on travels in Europe and the US, where Chicago has a special place in my heart, as I am an alumni of the University of Chicago.

Aarhus, DK

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