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

Samyang 8mm f/3.5 shot at f/8.AA- The last image taken back in August during the highest Spring tide of the year, where the tidal River Avon rose to a whopping 11.8m above the low water mark. The clear evening skies and calm conditions created perfect mirror images of the world above the water.

The Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and opened in 1864.  It is still in active use today linking Clifton Village (left side of the photo) to Leigh Woods in North Somerset.
The Suspension Bridge is 245 feet (75m) above the high water level of the River Avon.Corinaldo - Via La Piaggia (27307)Waiting for daylight on Cayuga Lake Tauganook Falls State Park, Finger Lakes, New YorkNorwegian Breakaway at the shipyard in GermanyPanoramic view of the National Theatre and the surrounding buildings in Budapest, with a local train passing byAfter the Planetarium we stopped at Buckingham fountain, and that same low cloud bank was hanging over the city.  By the time we got to the fountain, it was covering the Willis Tower as well.

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Articles

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.