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

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IrelandScheemdaBrazos, CAHet was even wachten tot er een trein voorbijkwam. En vervolgens nog langer tot én het verkeer op de brug bewoog én er een trein voorbijreed.  Hoewel ik graag wat meer tekening en kleur in de lucht had gezien, geloof ik graag dat deze plaat het wachten toch waard is geweest. Wat vinden jullie?


I had to wait quite a bit before a train passed by. And then some more before both the traffic on the bridge was moving and a train was passing by. While I'd have liked to see a bit more definition and colour in the sky, I'd like to think this shot was still worth the wait. What do you think?Dawn at the St Augustine Marina some of the docks are still not opened from the Hurricane damage IJssellaan during blue hour. It was cold and freezing weather offering ideal conditions for a blue hour. A perfect location as well for my personal Helix project in which I try to capture during blue hour this colorful renovated tower. 

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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.