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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June 2014.

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A high resolution image is available. If you wish to buy or license my image, please contact me by email: rp_ang@yahoo.comMy younger kidling had his second birthday yesterday, so we hit up the play area at the Auburn Mall with the in-laws.

I wasn't sure if I'd brought the K-30 into the mall (and had it stolen) or forgotten and simply left it in the truck.

I left it in the truck, and I fired off a quick bracket to make sure everything was behaving itself with the camera (its having issues of late).

I wound up with a surprisingly - if unintended - interesting shot, considering what the subject matter was.Facebook | Website

The White House was the first skyscraper in Europe . The high-rise history of Rotterdam starts in 1898 , the year that the White House at the Oude Haven (Old Port) was completed . This 45 meters tall monument has been the summit in Europe for decades.

The office building was developed in 1897 by two brothers: Gerrit and Herman van der Schuijt. They were 34 and 31 years old at the completion of the building . In 1894, Gerrit van de Schuijt made a trip to New York where he got inspired by the office buildings and skyscrapers he saw there. The architect with whom he realized his idea was Willem Molenbroek. The White House is designed in the Chateau style and has a lot of Art Nouveau elements. It became a brick tower in contrast to the steel structures that were used in America. 

The eleven floors can be reached by an elevator and on the roof there is a terrace. Once one could admire the Rotterdam city center from this building for only a quarter. Since the cityscape changed dramatically over the years, the tower became surrounded with much higher structures, the view isn't that spectacular anymore, therefore the roof terrace is only opened during special events.

Het Witte Huis was de eerste wolkenkrabber van Europa. De hoogbouw geschiedenis van Rotterdam begint in 1898, het jaar dat het Witte Huis aan de Oude Haven gereed kwam. Decennia lang bleef dit monument met zijn 45 meter hoogte, de top in Europa. 

Het kantoorgebouw werd in 1897 ontwikkeld door twee Rotterdamse broers. Gerrit en Herman van der Schuijt waren respectievelijk 34 en 31 jaar oud bij de oplevering van het gebouw. Gerrit van de Schuijt ondernam in 1894 een reis naar New York waar hij werd geinspireerd door verzamelkantoorgebouwen en wolkenkrabbers. De architect met wie hij in Rotterdam zijn idee realiseerde was Willem Molenbroek. Het ontwerp van Het Witte Huis is in Art nouveau stijl op 'Amerikaansche' leest maar het werd een gemetselde toren gebouwd in tegenstelling tot de staal constructies die in Amerika werden gebruikt. 

De elf verdiepingen die dit gebouw telt kunnen per lift worden bereikt en op het dak is er een dakterras waar vroeger iedereen voor een kwartje het centrum van Rotterdam kon bewonderen. Omdat het Witte Huis tegenwoordig omringd is door veel hogere gebouwen is het uitzicht natuurlijk een stuk minder spectaculair dan voor de oorlog. Om die reden wordt het uitzichtplatform alleen nog tijdens evenementen open gesteld.Cardona.www.delombrealalumiere.orgw/ Cokin 121S...into the blue
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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.