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

A sequence of full moon photos over the city of Kavala, Greece
When day gives its way into night
Twilight At Don Edwards!St. Paul, MN. The brewery has been renovated and converted to artist lofts. This has become a popular destination for photographers since the iconic sign was once again lit, so I had to get out and take a blue hour shot at it.Whoosh, Toronto CN TowerThe Moon seems to mark the day-night terminator, sitting on the edge of night. This was taken during the 'blue hour', starting shortly after sunset, and lasts roughly an hour. It's the time when colours are rich and soft, when the reds, oranges and sometime intense pinks appear. Green can also be bright too. For me, it's the best part of the sunset. Next time you take in the sunset, stick around for another 40 minutes, it's the best partThe new Harbour
 Polar panorama of the Parliament. Budapest, Hungary

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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.