The Blue Hour

Wikipediea: “The blue hour comes from the French expression l’heure bleue, which refers to the period of twilight each morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. The time is considered special because of the quality of the light at this time of day.”

This week’s photo lesson is about the quality of light.  Yesterday was again foggy in the morning, but the sky cleared around noon. So looking for a place where we would have the sun behind us for our pictures, Janos and I headed for Munich’s Friedensengel, Angel of Peace, around 4 p.m.

I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t made a point of looking up the time of sunset in Munich and been there at exactly the right time. I was truly excited as I witnessed how the sky changed from the time the sun went down, 4:40 p.m., until the light was almost completely gone, about 25 minutes later. This photo shoot was a revelation and I felt as if I had been let in on a wonderful secret.

For a series of pictures showing the changing sky, you can go to my gallery.

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