Have you ever wanted to create beautiful night photos but it was completely dark when you found the right spot and subject? Well the bluehoursite.com web site will help you by calculating the best time frame for taking stunning blue hour pictures. If you don't know what is "blue hour" then you're in the right place. It refers to the time after the sun goes below the horizon and the sky goes into deep blue for a while. This is the best timing to take photos. You can learn more about this in the articles section by reading the tutorials.

Random Flickr photos from the group Blue Hour Group

Aude, FranceIt was raining, it was grey, but a strange thing happened during blue hour. The lights of the city lit up the lowest clouds, making them white while the higher cloud cover turned blue. And the city lights also added a lot of colour to the water.1/60s @ f/2.0, ISO 1600Walking home this evening, improvised night shot sitting camera on railing a the top of Granny Green Steps (which lead down from the back of the Castle down to the Grassmarket below)cielo, mare, pagliaAfter a inspiring day I've had some time left and decided instead of driving in traffic jams to take the opportunity shooting a blue hour scenery of the Munt. 

Since 2002 the Royal Dutch Mint has been allowed to strike coins for foreign national banks in the euro zone, and strikes coins for Latvia, Guatemala and Honduras. Furthermore, the Dutch Royal Mint produces commemorative coins and coins intended for collectors and royal medals.  The Royal Dutch Mint was also delegated the task of destroying the old guilders after their replacement by the euro in 2002. (Source: Wikipedia)

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After I posted this solution to my blog I get several responses so this method works on Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi, Canon EOS 500D, Canon EOS 50D and Canon EOS 5D Mark II too.

If we had enough luck and good weather conditions the photo already nice but I'm sure it is also contains a lot of possibilities.

Taking good blue hour or night photos is easier than you think. Read below if you want to find out the basics of this beautiful part of photography.