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

photo by jousumo17Blue hour church - SuzdalGroup dancingtrying something different with the sunriseSun RayView to Vareid and Mt. Hustinden from Trollskjeran.
For this view it was really worth it to get up so early (4 a.m.).city of lights. somewhere near chatelet metro station, or perhaps is it near yet another american fast food place (not daring to call it restaurant :) ), paris, ile-de-france, france Buy this photo on Getty Images  : Getty Images

The spectacular and ancient town of (old) Akre is built on the slopes of the mountain.
New Akre is a few kilometres away.

Submitted:  17/06/2019
Accepted: 17/06/2019

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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.