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

Marina - VancouverStormy night a the the mouth of Flatt's Inlet
The Sebilj is an Ottoman styled public fountain in Sarajevo. A saying says, that every traveller, who drinks of it, will visit Sarajevo again on day. Yet again, no luck for clear blue hour this morning. Instead a storm brewing in process thus resulting in some interesting cloud moments and sky color...Supertrees - Gardens by the Bay Singapore

More Singapore shots here: www.flickr.com/photos/127425888@N08/sets/72157648940010123The National Carillon, situated on Aspen Island in central Canberra, Australia is a large carillon managed and maintained by the National Capital Authority on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The carillon was a gift from the British government to the people of Australia to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Capital, Canberra. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the National Carillon on 26 April 1970. The 50 metre tall National Carillon tower was designed by Western Australian architects Cameron, Chisholm Nicol. The concept initially came from an architect Mr Don Ho working in Cameron Chisholm Nicol in 1968.Parksville Bay, Vancouver Island.
The 'dot' in the Georgia Strait, slightly right of centre, is a Sealion. Presumably the more distant ones are as well.Camden Town

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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.