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.

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The Big Ben and houses of Parliament at blue hour in Westminster, London.

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The 5th of November, Bonfire night! Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben in Westminster, London. Phrase is stolen from the movie  V for Vendetta that everyone should know ;) If not, go see it!

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Bonfire Night is an annual event dedicated to bonfires, fireworks and celebrations. Different traditions celebrate Bonfire Night on different days. Some of the most popular instances include Great Britain's Guy Fawkes Night, which is also celebrated in some Commonwealth countries; Northern Ireland's Eleventh Night, a precursor to The Twelfth; 22 June in the Republic of Ireland, sometimes known as St John's Eve, a similar bonfire tradition survives in parts of Scandinavia and is known as Walpurgis Night; in Australia, the Queen's Birthday. Several other cultures also include night-time celebrations involving bonfires and/or fireworks.

In Great Britain, Bonfire Night is associated with the tradition of Guy Fawkes' Night. The modern event is held annually on or near 5 November, although its sectarian significance has generally been lost: it is now simply a night of revelry and fireworks. Celebrations are held throughout Great Britain, in parts of Northern Ireland, and in some other parts of the Commonwealth. In Canada, 5 November is commemorated with bonfires and firework displays, and it is officially celebrated in South Africa.


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Vendredi 2 novembre 2012, Saint-PierreSaint Louis Union Station located in Downtown opened in 1894 and, even though it still has functioning tracks, it was converted to a hotel and shopping/entertainment center in the 1980sIf you click on the camera name (Canon EOS Kiss X4) above the map on the right hand side >>>>> you'll see all the camera settings :) If you notice the cop car outside the penny farthing thats because they was trouble there lol On my way down and home again after taking the 'moonshots' I ran into this nice view. A bit dark, but kind of a nice atmosphere here. Minus 8 degrees C yesterday evening, so the sky was absolutely nice and clear :)Webb Bridge MelbourneCopyright by Rueven Tan Photography
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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.