Photography of Roy Thoman

The Blue Hour

You have probably heard of the golden hour. It’s the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset. The light has a warm gold cast to it. It’s one of my favorite times of the day, and not just for photographing. I just really like that time of day. The time just before sunrise and just after sunset is known as the blue hour. The sky turns a beautiful blue color. A lot of photographers will pack up after the sunsets and disappears below the horizon. If you have a little patience and hang around for a while, your images will have an amazing blue sky. You need to plan ahead, find a good location and work fast. Speaking of time, you don’t have much. Despite the name, the effect will last as little as 10min. and as much as 40min. Even then, it’s still not time to pack up your gear. There are still some great images to capture. This is what we will be discussing at my night time photography workshop at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. I hope to see you there!



14 responses

  1. stunning night photos

    Liked by 1 person

    January 8, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    • Thank you sedge!


      January 8, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      • way to go roy nice work


        January 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      • Thanks Mark! I hope you guys are doing well.


        January 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm

  2. Beautiful!


    January 9, 2016 at 7:38 am

  3. Perfect colors!


    January 9, 2016 at 10:48 am

    • Thank you Huppsi! I was pleased with how the blue blue sky balanced the reflections in the water.


      January 9, 2016 at 1:14 pm

  4. Love these blue-hour shots, brilliantly crisp and evocative.

    Liked by 1 person

    February 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    • Thank You Dalo! It is a beautiful time of the day.


      February 8, 2016 at 5:14 pm

  5. Your nocturnal images do justice to those evening scenes and the illumination. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    February 8, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    • Thank you Sally! I have been photographing more after dark.


      February 8, 2016 at 8:31 pm

  6. Excellent Blog and The blue Hour is also my favorite Time Fantastic Captures Here-Thank you for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

    February 22, 2016 at 7:23 pm

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