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

Coucher de soleil sur la point d'AradonTaken on my 3rd visit to this iconic location; the first time the boathouse was being renovated and was teeming with builders vans; and on the second visit it was teeming with other photographers! But on this morning in March, I finally had the place to myself. This was taken just as the sun was rising, and is an HDR from 7 brackets.
Merged in Photomatix, post processing in PS CC, and a couple of textures applied to add to the 'mood' of the scene.

Nikon D800E, Nikon 24-70mm at 28mm, ISO 100, f/8

All Rights Reserved : Fiona Smith / Fiona McAllister Photography 2015My Son Capturing an Image of Parksville Baytaken during sunsetSunset Raystaken in Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan

my facebookDuesseldorf International airportCamden Town

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Your Blue Hour


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.