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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Arnhem is the capital of the province Gelderland, in the Netherlands. It is one of the larger cities in The Netherlands.

This photo was taken just in front of the John Frostbridge (see my other photos), and captures both the east- and westbank of the city.
In the back you can see the lit neonletters of the Mandela-bridge.

Nikon D90 / Sigma 10-20 / ISO 100 / f/22 / 10.0 - 20.0 @ 10mmWith the Sun about to rise, the colors of the Blue Hour were sky were enough to put a smile on my face. A perfect start to a warm summer day, with the gentlest of breezes generating some ripples on the surface of the East Basin of Lake Burley Griffin.

The prominent column on the horizon left of centre is the Australian–American Memorial. It stands 74 metres high and is topped by an 11 metre eagle.

In the sky, the bright spot almost dead centre along the righthand edge is the planet Venus. The crescent Moon is clear towards the upper edge, and the bright spot slightly above and to the left of it is the planet Jupiter.


Barton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

iPhone 6s Plus - A pair of photographs were taken with the back-facing camera on an iPhone 6s Plus.
Cortex Cam - The Cortex Cam camera replacement app was used to capture the images in portrait orientation, each with 4536 x 6040 pixels.
Autopano Giga - The two images were stitched side by side into a composite image
with 7443 x 6068 pixels.
Photoshop Express - Cropped to square format (5269 x 5269 pixels).
Handy Photo - Used the retouch tool to soften the appearance of some artifacts near the bottom edge.
Photoshop Express - Applied some adjustments to the overall lighting.
Photogene - Applied the Chroma and Luminance de-noise filters.
Photoshop Express - Applied some final adjustments to the overall lighting.
Photoshop Fix - Applied some black vignette, predominantly to the top corners.
ExifEditor - Transferred the EXIF data from one of the original photographs to the final image.Rynek, Plac KwiatowyNodal Ninja 30 exposure pano stitched by photoshop ccIsozaki TowerJust about sunrise, Bass Rocks, Gloucester, MA
20151011-IMG_7785Plac DominikańskiJan Altenschmidt Photography

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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.