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

Sunny sideBudapest, HungarySicilia, ItaliaSkyline of lower Manhattan viewed from Exchange Place. Jersey City, NJ, USAA classic on the London skyline: the Tower Bridge at the blue hour.Unveiled in June 1991[1] a 34 feet (10 meters) tall bronze statue of a soldier, gagged and bound, impaled in the back by a bayoneted rifle, stands atop a granite base containing Katyn soil. It commemorates the massacre of over twenty thousand of Polish POWs by order of Joseph Stalin in April and May 1940 after Soviet Union troops had invaded eastern Poland. The event came after the partition of Poland between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia resulting in the occupation of the nation during World War II. The eastside of the pediment has a bronze relief depicting the starvation of Poles deported in a mass ethnic cleansing program imposed on over a million Polish citizens, carried out by the Soviet occupying authorities who sent them in cattle trucks to Siberia. Many never returned.

After the September 11 attacks a plaque was unveiled on the front side of the pediment, saying:

NEVER FORGET! PRAY FOR ALL THE INNOCENT VICTIMS AND HEROES WHO DIED IN THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON AMERICA SEPTEMBER 11, 2001[2]
The unveiling ceremony took place on September 12, 2004.[3]TheORB during sunrise on a dusty morning on the Playa - just glorious! :)Stairway to Heaven

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Articles

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.