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

www.les-plus-beaux-villages-de-france.org/en/gerberoyDie Eitzer Tonkuhle in Verden...Blue hour today.Milan is the city of the happy hour, of course. I did not find yet another city where inhabitants have a better ability to enjoy the hours after work time, like here in Milan.
Navigli are the ancient water transport system that linked Milan to the Po river, now they are the heart of the 'movida', where everyone meet friends and their beloved ones to enjoy a good drink and tasty food. 
I love my Navigli.... they offer so much fun and romance, especially in the blue hour! :-)

double exposure, with Formatt-Hitech IRND ProStop 10 stop filter

The iconic Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge in background.The Stromboli is exhausting its fumes..Fietsbrug  Zuiderhogeweg  DrachtenSan Jacinto Peak, San Jacinto, CA 

It's the quiet hours before dawn, the frigidity of darkness sinking into your skin and bones. Begin your hike under the moonlight; each step brings you closer to the end goal. 

Golden hour awakens. Nature's chiaroscuro slowly begins as the sun presses forward. Movement goes on. The frost of the air sinks into a compression, allowing warmth to lead the stage. 

Who is around you to share the moment? We stood in silence, watching the sun rise that morning. It's our mother. She's always here, bathing us in the first light. In that hour, we shared a peace of mind.

Join to the Blue Hour Flickr Group and add your best images to share it with other fans of the blue hour and night photography on this site.

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.