Magic Hours: The blue hour and the golden hour are considered, especially by landscape photographers, the best moments to take pictures, because lighting is soft, diffused, and warm.
During the blue hour the sky has a deep blue hue with a cold colour temperature and saturated colours. At the beginning (evening) and at the end (morning), a gradient of colours, from blue to orange, can be seen right in the place of sunset and sunrise. The blue hour can be the best time to take photographs of the moon or to capture the time when street lights switch on making it a good time for city and urban photography.
Last night (21st June, the summer solstice) the sun set here in the south-west at 21:25. The photo above was taken at 22:30 and the tiny white dot is in fact Venus.
Thursday’s Special | Blue Hour