The blue hour refers to a period before dawn or after twilight when the atmosphere takes on a blue hue. What’s unique about blue hour images, is the camera’s ability to record colors beyond human perception. Only after processing on the computer will the sky’s yellow, orange, red and blue hues be revealed.
Unlike Picasso’s “Blue Period”, a four year span focused on human misery, the l’heure blue, as translated to French, only lasts about 20 minutes. It begins about 10 minutes after sunset, or 30 minutes prior to sunrise, when the rising or setting sun is beneath the horizon.
A tripod, a clear day and long exposures with your digital camera (up to about a minute), will produce similar results. As I recover from neurosurgery, this type of photography is conducive to my healing. Contemplation and bearing witness to the beginning or end of a day is peaceful, pure and simple.
And it is blue.
Something I’m not.
This photographic website provides me the opportunity for self-expression, for sharing