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

St. Paul SkylineElevated highways snake through Ariake, crossing Tokyo Bay during the twilight hour.

(Unfortunately, shot through double-glazed windows on an angle, so not as sharp as I had hoped)

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I spent an hour or so wandering around False Creek the other night. It was a great evening, still fairly warm which makes standing around to take photos a lot nicer.

This is a view of False Creek with BC Place stadium on the left, Rogers Arena a little to the right of that and Science World on the right. I love how dominant these landmarks are in the city. They actually balance quite nicely with the distant Grouse Mountain in the background.Marina di Massa (MS) - Italy

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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.