Blue Hour on the River

Today we have an image taken at twilight, that special time of morning or evening known as the Blue Hour. The term originated from the French version l'Heure Bleue and has such a special perceived meaning that many books and films have been created with the title. For photographers, it's that magical time of day when the natural lighting provides wonderful hues of blue light, allowing us to create soft and sometimes mystical images. The image below is Blue Hour on the River, taken during morning twilight on the Susquehanna River near Harrisburg Pennsylvania.

Blue Hour on the River
Blue Hour on the River

This 3-second long exposure smoothed out the waters, adding to what was a very quiet scene. Now that Spring has arrived I look forward to more Blue Hour photography.

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM