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 GuardianSão Luís Cenas Noturnas 34My first time hiking to Slacker Hill.  I realized I was out of shape as my heart was pounding hard against the ground...  but we made it to the summit!  It was worth it and I would gladly do it again...Olympiapark München - Oktober 2013
SchwimmhalleLondon, England.

Press L for large on black.Here's another shot from my recent trip up to Old Orchard Beach. About 10 minutes before sunrise the horizon started to light up with a cool glow that you see here. This picture was taken with my tripod in the surf zone, and resulted in my shoes getting soaked when a rogue wave hit! 

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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.