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

puffy clouds rendered in B&W Marriott Hotel SingaporeMarina Bay Sands, Crystal Pavilion, Singapore

Taken in October 2011, from Marina Bay Sands, promenade.

Shot in raw, post-processed using Viewer NX2 that comes with Nikon D7000, saved in jpeg.

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Sigma 18-50

Exposure: 30 sec.
Aperture: f/16
Iso : 200

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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.