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

The last day before they shut down the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge. We will never see this view again.

There were about 15-20 photographers all gathered around the same fenced cliff just to capture the moment. I waited patiently for my turn to place my camera into one of the man-made holes in the fence...I say it was worth it... as this is now a part of historyHDR

île de la Cité, PARIS, FRANCELa Defense s'éveilleParvis des droits de l'hommeVENUS ITALICA  (Palauet Albéniz)Moritzburg golden hour- sundown- In position waiting for the sun to rise; the blue tones in sky do add to the prehistoric feel to this dramatic landscape.  This was taken close to 'The Prison' and the 'The Needle', which are about a 30 minute walk along the ridge from the car park.  'Cleat' is the steep rocky hillock in the mid-ground left of centre behind the small loch.

The Quiraing is a landslip on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, the northernmost summit of the Trotternish Ridge on the Isle of Skye. The whole of the Trotternish Ridge escarpment was formed by a great series of landslips; the Quiraing is the only part of the slip still moving, the road at its base near Flodigarry requires repairs each year
Quiraing (in Gaelic, Cuith-Raing) comes from Old Norse Kvi Rand, which means Round Fold. Within the fold is The Table, an elevated plateau hidden amongst the pillars. It is said that the fold was used to conceal cattle from Viking raiders.Heute morgen machte ich einen kurzen Zwischenstopp am Dockland. Um die Uhrzeit war ich alleine da.
Mit dabei mein Polfilter und der Grauverlaufsfilter.

Das Bild entstand kurz vor Sonnenaufgang.

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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.