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

Jardim Botânico (botanical garden) da cidade de Curitiba, Estado do Paraná, Brasil.


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CuritibaStreet artist in Old Town Square.The Trent Severn Waterway in Southern Ontario, Canada, links Lake Huron and Lake Ontario via the Kawartha Lakes which are connected by stretches of river and some canals. Once used for industrial transportation it is now managed by Parks Canada and makes a wonderful recreational park. We rented a houseboat from Egan Marine and covered just a small section of its 240 mile length. Bobcaygeon is a charming little town and was our favourite place to moor up for the night.Blue hour finally gives some colour to the sky. Darkness begins to fall and the lights are turned on. Boats and trams leave streaks of light behind.

This was taken in a spot that seems to be popular with postcard photographers, for obvious reasons. The bridges over the river line up wonderfully into the distance.A bridge crossing the Sumida River, leading to the Tokyo Skytree

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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.