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

SzczecinPlus que la lumière...TWO BIRDSCitylightsIn de avonduren heeft lijn 10 haar beginpunt op het stationsplein in Göteborg. In de tram kun je beschut tegen de kou wachten op vertrek.Blue hour at the Grand Mosque. I came early so I had a chance to see this beautiful architecture before and after dark.

It was somewhat brisky so the the reflections are wavy but I like it like that..

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, and is considered to be the key site for worship in the country.

This architectural work of art is one the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for an astonishing 40,000 worshippers. It features 82 domes, over a 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand knotted carpet. The main prayer hall is dominated by one of the world’s largest chandeliers –10 metres in diameter, 15 metres in height and weighing twelve tonnes. The mosque's first ceremony was the funeral of its namesake, Sheikh Zayed, who is buried at the site.


Have a great day ahead. 
Cheers friends.
Aube Paris-9…

Part of the skyline of Frankfurt, 

also called 'Mainhattan'.

Seen from the 'Flößerbrücke'.


by the way:

'child of vision' is a music title from the sixth studio album 'Breakfast in America' by the English rock band 'Supertramp', released 1979.


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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.