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

My first blue hour shot of 2016, with the column of King Sigismund III Vasa in the foreground and behind it - Warsaw's Royal Castle and the entrance to the Old Town.

Happy 2016 to all my Flickr friends !!More London and Tower BridgeTheodor-Heuss-Brücke Mainz Blue HourAll images © 2016 Julien FROMENTIN.
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Website / Facebook / Instagram / 500pxI am amazed with the array of colourful car trails in this shot.
Although the over all colour has been tweaked the car trails are as the camera caught them. Don't ask me what the green is :)
Nikon D810 - Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM IIBlick von der Kanzlerkehre bei Wiesing in Richtung Kaisergebirge. Recht frostig um 06:15 Uhr.Calm Evening at Nes MarinaLake outside Storuman during night

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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.