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rcarca

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Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« on: May 04, 2014, 10:09:14 AM »
Per Wikipedia: "The blue hour is the period of twilight... where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. The time is considered special because of the quality of the light". You guys all know that, but in some ways to me it is even more special than the golden hour. Well here are two shots I was determined to get in the "blue hour". I would love to see other "Blue Hour" photographs...

The Blue Hour 1 by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: 5Diii, 24-70 2.8L @ 70mm, ISO100, 25 seconds at f7.1

The Blue Hour 2 by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: As above except @30mm, 15 seconds at f14.0

Thanks for looking.

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Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
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Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 12:28:49 PM »
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Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 03:30:32 PM »
Here are a couple from Provo, UT. The first is of the LDS temple, and the second is a panorama from a 24mm lens, taken when I climbed up the large 'Y' on the mountain.  Both are just before sunrise:

Temple and Timp by yorgasor, on Flickr

Provo Blue Sky Panorama by yorgasor, on Flickr

This last one is of Utah Valley, taken just after sunset:

Utah Valley Car Lights by yorgasor, on Flickr

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Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 04:38:13 PM »
Great Blue Hour shots above - I like the Utah sceneries very much.

Want to add these two: (Both made in 2011 with my then trusty Canon 450D)

1. 24-105mm L, @32mm, 6s, f/16, ISO 100
2. 10-22mm, @15mm, 20s, f/6.3, ISO 200

1. With the ghost-boat coming slowly into harbour, I had some luck ( ! ) in timing the shot, so that it's light-streaks were placed exactly between the two poles.
2. Was hard work, as I had to run several times to three stairwells to activate the lights and then expose, before they timed out (and fun , too). I like the result.
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Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2014, 05:36:38 PM »
Oh my, where do I begin?    Some cracking shots here so fat.  Cannot pick a fave at all , they are all brilliant.

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The Shard Reprocessed by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

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Walkie Talkie Building, London by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

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St Pancras - A Study by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

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Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 05:52:33 PM »
These pictures make me wish I lived closer to the city, all the lights are such an interesting subject.

yorgasor, I think the Y you are talking about would be called a 'Col', just for interests sake.

I dont have many good blue hour shots, but I thought this one of the old paper mill was neat.

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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 05:52:33 PM »

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Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2014, 07:30:33 PM »
These pictures make me wish I lived closer to the city, all the lights are such an interesting subject.

yorgasor, I think the Y you are talking about would be called a 'Col', just for interests sake.

I dont have many good blue hour shots, but I thought this one of the old paper mill was neat.


Logan: No, I actually meant the 'Y' :)


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Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2014, 12:04:18 AM »
Lovely shots!

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Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 12:28:08 AM »
A couple of "Blue Hour" from Shanghai :)
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Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2014, 03:04:25 AM »

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Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2014, 06:20:31 AM »
One from Delamere Forest in England.

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Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2014, 06:45:40 AM »
The Medieval Bishops Bridge in Norwich...in a dark Blue hour  8)
Medieval Reflections by jammo s, on Flickr
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Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2014, 07:42:17 AM »
Here are a couple from Provo, UT.
This last one is of Utah Valley, taken just after sunset:

Utah Valley Car Lights by yorgasor, on Flickr

I love the city lights!  Nice picture!
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Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2014, 08:21:21 AM »
Here are some from the Hamilton/Burlington area in Ontario, Canada. These are all HDR.
More here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/jdstrung/sets/72157637746281175/

Also a tutorial I put together on Blue Hour Photography here:  http://www.trilliumphotoclub.org/Tutorials/Blue%20Hour.html

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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2014, 08:21:21 AM »