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

Petronas Twins Towers in Kuala Lumpur, at twilight. Shot from the Skybar of Traders Hotel.


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Caenarfon Castle WalesHARPA, ReykjavikA look down False Creek from the Burrard bridge, there weren't many boats out but I was able to catch a few light trails from them.Birmingham SelfridgesAvailable for downloading at Getty Images.

EXTRACT FROM WIKIPEDIA:

i Light Marina Bay (simplified Chinese: 照亮滨海湾) is Asia’s first and only sustainable light art festival held in the Marina Bay district of Singapore. The festival is organised and presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) with festival direction by Smart Light Singapore (SLS).

i Light was first held in 2010 and the festival was officiated by Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean on 15 October 2010. Following its success, a second edition was held in 2012.

The ‘i’ in the name alludes to the festival’s innovative content, the intelligent use of lighting as well as its international line-up of creative talent. It is also an invitation to everyone to get involved in this free outdoor celebration of creativity in a new community space.Millwall Inner Dock, or as the new local residents call it, 'Baltimore Wharf'…i'm sorry chaps, i'll always know this small piece of London's old docks as the former, I'm not against progress but lets at least keep a tiny part untouched…as in the name, whatever next!! GHENT FLANDERS

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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.