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

Multiple shots merged to create long exposure effectOne of my favourites spot in Paris, Pyramid from Louvre, during blue hour. (for other spots, check my profile)
Un de mes spots préférés à Paris, la pyramide du Louvre, à l'heure bleue.meikermis Groningen 2017Sunset in Paris

Coucher de soleil à ParisFrom Greenwich ParkWinner 2016 VSPB.ch ContestPont Napoléon- LilleDe precieze locatie vanaf waar je dit prachtige uitzicht hebt, heb ik gevonden via Flickr en lijkt een publiek geheim te zijn. Wat een geweldige stad is Berlijn toch. Een stad vol tegenstellingen: lelijk en prachtig tegelijk. Ik houd ervan.

Het thema van vorige week was overigens toren. De Fernsehturm torent hoog boven de stad uit, dus naar een toren hoef je in Berlijn nooit lang te zoeken.

Hidden view

Through Flickr I found the exact location from which you have this awesome view, which seems to be a public secret. What a great city Berlin is. A city of opposites: ugly and beautiful at the same time. I love it.

Join to the Blue Hour Flickr Group and add your best images to share it with other fans of the blue hour and night photography on this site.

Your Blue Hour

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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.